9-2-2012 Carrello: I believe we are not far off from the finish line. Just hold on - there is nothing else you can do. Much of my frustration is being out of control of the situation, and not seeing competent or honest individuals in charge of a chaotic government, meanwhile holding back progress and success for many others over and above themselves.
You need to find individuals on the Internet that have expertise (and I do not mean gurus) and evaluate the situation in Iraq without bias or motive. They are out there.
If you listen to others with bumper sticker slogans, or individuals that do nothing but whine and say Go RV, you will be nothing other than discouraged. Beware of anybody that says "we are almost there, any day now, I feel good about it." They apparently don't know any more than any of us that read the news.
Read TrinityExchange's breakdown of the SFA in Opinions and you get a realistic view of what we are looking at. Read the the facts and not the emotional. You will feel better, Cooked, at least I hope you do. It is not easy for many of us, and that is all relative, but the only way to get off of the emotional roller coaster we call Dinarland, is to stick with the facts, stay out of Rumors, and investigate others that provide down-to-earth information