^ since when did people think the US is "losing power"? You're an idiot if you think everyone in Iraq native-born is a terrorist. That's like saying everyone in the U.S. is a dumbass. You shouldn't be so quick to make uninformed sterotypes about a group of people you only know about because the news stations spoon feed opinionated bull shit down your throat. We're in Iraq to insure they don't have any more terrorist camps or unrecorded nuclear weapons factories. And to keep the peace in friendlyness there with a democratic government obviously yes because of the importance of the oil industry.
If Bush tells everyone everything we're doing, he'll also be telling our secrets to our enemies. I'm not saying he's the best president ever, but you can't know everything the government's doing, and war is no different. When your 80 with grandchildren, secrets with be history, and your grandkids will be complaining how boring and unimportant history class is.