The only transition underway is not from U.S. to Iraqi control, but from Pentagon to State Department deployment. Thousands of contractors and other military resources will just receive a 'civilian' label.
The controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic community center in downtown Manhattan is not about religion. It's about war.
Ironically, the loudest complainers about paying taxes become the most eloquent advocates of spending more on the military.
Israel's defence minister spends much more time in Washington than the nation's pro-"ethnic cleansing" foreign minister; no wonder when the US is committing hundreds of billions of US taxes to Israel's militarization.