The outcome after the conflict is actually going to be the hardest part, and it is far less certain.
None of the Neocon horses on which Bush rode into the White House (2001) and who drove us into Iraq (2003) have been fired, scorned, or repudiated by the American people. Some have been promoted to even higher office and others awarded prestigious honorariums. Most of them continue to hold high office, enjoy plush tax-paid salaries and enjoy vast media access with which they intend to give us more of the same. How much longer do we drink from the same cups they offer? Which swill do you prefer?