Soon-to-be former Prime Minister Tony Blair:
...removing Saddam and his sons from power, as with removing the Taliban, was over with relative ease. But the blowback since, with global terrorism and those elements that support it, has been fierce and unrelenting and costly. And for many it simply isn't and can't be worth it. For me, I think we must see it through.
Blair can't dare make the empty argument, "we must fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here," since England has been hit during the occupation of Iraq. He has no choice but to acknowledge the "blowback."