Continued to support Hussein?<quoted text>
I saw what the media wanted me to see. I also saw scores of those who denounced our presence and continued to support Hussein as evidenced by the fact that the invasion was not the slam dunk the previous administration was hoping for. A lot of Yays and a lot of Nays. Their country may or may not heal as a result of American intervention. Time will tell.
Not even close.
If the only resistance the U.S. faced during the occupation and its aftermath was supporters of Hussein, it would have been a cake walk. Saddam and the Iraqi version of the Baathists were defeated within months of the invasion.
The Iraqi resistance was something totally different than supporters of Hussein - something more akin to what occurred in Yugoslavia after the fall of communism than defenders of Hussein's rule or legacy.