I thought the same thing.
... The irony is that those still defending the war (as opposed to those dolts like yours truly who initially supported the war) eagerly encouraged the terrorists-in-Iraq scenario that's now quite real. ... Some think the most famous/infamous/fatuous words of the war were 'Mission Accomplished.' I still insist the most famous/infamous/fatuous words were 'bring 'em on.'
Think about it. They got what they wanted. In a land they wanted to stabilize. ... 'Phony, macho rhetoric' indeed. ... P.S. -- Tinkered with the post after first posting. Minor grammar and word changes etc.