At the end of 2006 cartoonist BrianFarrington published this editorial cartoon about the US war in Iraq. At the time it was looking very, very bad (instead of just today's very bad). This was before "The Sunni Awakening" turned things around, or at least made them somewhat less bad. Technically "combat operations" are over and US troops are on their way out. A clear exit map would still probably be useful.