Just wait for what? Six more Friedmans? Five more martial-law elections? Wait for the next fractious "unity" government to get its shit together? Wait for the skilled middle class to return to Iraq, which is the only way the country will ever be able to start seriously rebuilding its infrastructure and society, while in the meantime the people who can't afford to escape the nightmare are butchered and terrorized by sectarian death squads?
I mean, really. Iraq has a "free press" and "free religion"?!? Is he dipping into Rush Limbaugh's stash or something? Look, if Bush has an actual plan, then let's fucking hear it already, unless he just wants to keep cracking wise about that fucking pig he sliced. Because it sure as hell seems that Iraq has imploded into a charnel house, with Bush objectively using these people's lives as some sort of currency to prove his vaunted instincts right in the (very) long run, if ever. These are, by the way, those very same instincts that looked into Putin's eyes, and saw his soul.
All together now: How'd all that work out?