Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: self-imposed exile
We are a flag-happy bunch, aren't we?
I imagine part of it is the symbolism of "we're HERE - we're in control, not Hussein." Pretty common in war, I think.
I also think that as much as various anti-invasion nations/factions have accused the US of calling the shots and dragging it's allies along with it, most Americans would agree and see it as "ours" and they are proud of it. I don't think those soldiers meant it as an insult, but I get the impression most of them view this as an American campaign.
Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.