" More people have been enraged by the occupation and are joining the resistance. There are... many groups taking part in the resistance, [with] different strategies, and even different political agendas But the one thing they all have in common is they want an end to the occupation. There is no cohesive unified plan or ideology driving the resistance beyond the desire to end the occupation.
" I have found is that [US troop's] morale is very low, and the longer they have been in Iraq the lower their morale is. Many arrive believing they are protecting America, but after a short time they begin to see this as a lie. Unfortunately I have also found that... because they are fighting a brutal guerrilla war, a survival mode kicks in and they start doing things that they will have to live with for the rest of their lives, like killing civilians or brutalising captives.