From an AP piece on Russ el-Slimeroad’s (Moonbat-Al Qaeda) urging his fellow ‘Rats to strengthen their attacks on President Bush:
“I believe the situation would probably get better” if U.S. troops left, he said. “The lesson of insurgency is when the occupying power leaves, it tends to lessen, rather than increase, the level of violence.”
Tell that to the Cambodians killed by Pol Pot after he gained power. Tell that to the Cubans still suffering under Fidel Castro. Tell that to the Vietnamese in the southern part of the country. Heck, tell that to the various ethnic groups in the Balkans. See what they’ll tell you about that.
When the insurgency is driven by the desire to kill everyone not 110% like them, the level of violence doesn’t drop when the US cuts and runs. It doesn’t drop even the moment the insurgents gain power. Indeed, it actually increases after the insurgents gain power as they are free to fully-implement their mass-murderous desires. Only after the bulk of the people they want to kill are dead does the level of violence drop, and then it doesn’t actually stop until after the insurgents are replaced by a group not bent on total revenge.