Tom Englehardt and Nicholas Turse have a detailed discussion at Tomgram, but it all comes down to this one sentence:
Eleven years in, if your forces are still burning Korans in a deeply religious Muslim country, it’s way too late and you should go.But will this teach future generations how hollow are the pretentions of the warmongers -- all of them safe at home in the imperial capital? Future generations? Can the empire avoid catastrophe in Iran this year?
Image: No, this won't turn the tide.