A few more points are worthy of mention, after Part I of this article.
1) The vocal opposition to the War in Iraq from France and Germany has subsided, after Europe has experienced its own string of terrorist attacks. Germany dumped the anti-US Schroeder for the pro-US Angela Merkel, and France has opted to side with the US on the matter of Iran's nuclear program. All this makes the campaign in Iraq easier to execute.
2) The fifth column in America has tried every underhanded trick to sway public opinion, but has used up their ideas at this point. From the repetitious portrayal of Abu Ghraib abuse as a crime comparable to those of a Nazi Death Camp, to the use of the mother of a fallen soldier as a figurehead to legitimize any criticism of America (only one out of 2400+ such mothers was willing to be used in this way), to the insistence that Iraq is in a 'civil war' even though only 0.001% of Iraq's people are dying each month, the fifth column has tried everything they can. There is just about nothing new they can fabricate to portray the war in a worse light than they already have. In the meantime, most Iraqis, including almost all Kurds and Shiites, are still in favor of the direction their country is moving in.
3) The terrorists in Iraq have tried everything in their power to derail Iraq's progress towards a functioning democracy. They still manage to kill 30-80 US troops and 100-300 Iraqi troops each month, but are unable to increase that rate even with both Al-Qaeda and Iran's full support. Zarqawi is not even able to operate freely in Iraq anymore. The video of him bumbling with his weapon was actually filmed outside of Iraq, in Syria.
4) Iraq's Human Development Index is not currently calculated, but since its political freedom score is already much higher than the countries that surround it, there is reason to believe that by 2008, a strong economy will bring Iraq to a score of as high as 0.650, a level that is comfortably within the range of a stable, functioning society.
5) The costs of deploying wireless cellular and Internet access continues to drop greatly every year, and getting access to most parts of Iraq by 2008 will be inexpensive. This will greatly help the free flow of information across borders, and continue to inspire the citizens of Syria and Iran to rise up. Syria and Iran won't be able to cause trouble in Iraq when they will have to try harder and harder to keep a lid on their own domestic uprisings.
All this combines to make 2008 the year in which the pieces fall into place for Iraq, despite the wishes of anti-Americans worldwide.