According to a document he left behind
he didn't exactly see his side as walking away with this war. In fact, he saw time as being on our side, not his.
In general and despite the current bleak situation, we think that the best suggestions in order to get out of this crisis is to entangle the American forces into another war against another country or with another of our enemy force, that is to try and inflame the situation between American and Iraq or between America and the Shi'a in general.UPDATE
An alert reader on The Corner
noticed this vote of confidence: Item 3 in the list of advantages should the US get into a war with Iran says
3. The possibility of acquiring new weapons from the Iranian side, either after the fall of Iran or during the battles.
Yes, it's nice to have that kind of respect.