Apart from the stupidity of allowing US policy to be set by enemy propaganda, Boot also writes:
An early American departure is the last thing that most Iraqis or their elected representatives want. (In a recent ABC/BBC poll only 38 percent of Iraqis said that coalition forces should leave at once.) It would be cheered, however, by our enemies in al-Qaeda, Iran, Syria, and elsewhere.
strange that he didn't cite the same poll saying that 72% oppose the presence of US troops, 61% believe the coalition are making the situation worse, and only 1% believe that the US should never leave (ie: the Bush/McCain position). Douchebag.