Republican congressman Ric Keller says the US mission in Iraq is like dealing with a neighbour who refuses to mow his own lawn:
"You mow his lawn for him every single week. The neighbour never says thank you, he hates you, and sometimes he takes out a gun and shoots at you," he said. "Under these circumstances, would you keep mowing his lawn forever?"Of course, you ran over his dog and three kids with your bloody lawnmower, built a massive shed smack in the middle of his front lawn (and a few cubbies for your kids out the back), raped his wife while he wasn't looking, and then kidnapped his brother and sent him away to an undisclosed location. Plus you diverted his gas, electricity and water over to your house, and you're drilling for oil in the middle of his kitchen.
Aside from that, I can't imagine why he is shooting at you.
Maybe it's your friends, the Blackwaters from across the road, who you kindly brought in to watch his house for him (now partying every night in his jaccuzzi)? Or maybe it's the other mafioso thugs with AK47s who have set up nightly curfews and checkpoints along his front fence? Or maybe it's that tall, homeless man with the long beard who now prowls the pavement, screaming "Allah Akhbar!" all night long? Your neighbour never saw that guy before you started mowing the lawn.
Maybe it all started when you sent those pest inspectors scrambling through every room in his house, ripping out walls and kicking down doors as they searched for termites which he kept loudly insisting he didn't have? Of course, you were only trying to be helpful! Some people are just so ungrateful!