In a cruel twist of fate, it seems that the US is as much a prisoner in Iraq as Saddam Hussein is.
That at least is the view of outgoing head of the UN Kofi Annan, who said that the US is effectively "trapped" in Iraq, with the prospect of staying in the country as problematic as pulling out.
"The United States in a way is trapped in Iraq.
It cannot stay and it cannot leave. There are those who maintain that its presence is a problem and there are those who say that if it leaves precipitously, the situation will get worse."
Now remind me again, who was it said "Mission Accomplished!"?