We are not "at war" in Iraq
The general public does not to understand exactly what we are doing in Iraq. We are involved in a "peacekeeping enforcement mission." We are not engaging in battles with another organized army or trying to overthrow a government. This is not at all like WWII or even Vietnam. We are stationed in Iraq, trying to protect innocent Iraqis from other Iraqis and foriegn Jihadists. We are not at war with the government and people of Iraq. We are trying to avoid the killing of Iraqis, as opposed to intentionaly trying to kill Iraqis.
I say this because my neighbor proudly told me of participating in an "antiwar" protest in Washington. Her statements made me see that the antiwar left is woefully ignorant of what is as stake in Iraq. They still think we are there to kill as many Iraqi children as possible and steal the Iraqis' oil. I actually think that the American public would be more supportive of the operation in Iraq if they thought they would get cheaper oil as a result.