Never been much of a GNR fan, but if the song lyrics fit...
Iraq is on the brink of civil war.
We know this because the media and antiwar activists have been telling us so.
For three years now.
Every time there's a major conflagration, like the recent Samarra Shrine bombing, they insist that this is it -- the final straw. It's all gonna come crashing down now.
You can practically see them jumping up and down, clapping their hands and saying "goody good gumdrops."
And when order is restored and civil war doesn't erupt, you can almost seem them slump with disappointment.
The conflict in Iraq is far from over, and much remains to be done to establish a democracy and reduce sectarian division.
There's certainly no guarantee, and civil war could erupt.
But I'd hardly call it the moral high ground to be rooting for the bad guys and hoping for the worst.