Many fighting us in Iraq are not Iraqis... they're die-hard anti-US radical Islamists from outside Iraq who entered the country to kill "the infidel" Americans. They are against the US, not FOR the Iraqis... which is why their tactics kill more Iraqis than Americans.
Hate is what they do best. Calling 'em freedom fighters or resistance is gives more credit than due.
Of course I realize we are merely talking at each other here... you could not possibly convince me Bush is remotely comparable to Hitler, I'm not going to convince you to the contrary. Basically I'm probably the worst type to talk to on these subjects... first bumper sticker I ever owned had an Eagle, Globe, and Anchor and said "Let us win your hearts and minds... or we'll burn your damn huts down". I still think we oughta send bills to everyone we assist in any way and THEN put a naval base there ("Yes, we KNOW you're 2000 miles from the shore, but we're still putting a naval base here, it's just our policy").
Still, I'd be a really fun Secetary of State...
RE: Strategic plan
Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out.