"There's plenty of blame to go around, but come on, pointing at troop levels in Iraq is a pure BS argument. As the WSJ reported last month the US Army didn't even know how to spell 'counterinsurgency' until a year ago. Like what the hell, the US Army didn't foresee a role involving occupation duties and guerilla-style insurgency -- a decade after Mogadishu? (Answer: No, no they didn't). Would it be better if a convoy of 6 unarmored humvees gets hit with an IED compared to 3?"