OK...let me show you the errors of your ways
>>>>if there were a limited number of enemy troops, and if there was a command structure that could surrender to us and cease hostilities, and if our actions didn't create more enemy troops, and if our actions didn't foster the conditions that lead to the growth of the enemy, and if our strategy didn't play into the recruiting policy of the enemy>>>>
There ARE in fact a limited number of enemy troops because we are whittling away at killing/capturing them.
The terrorists HAVE NO command structure built in to SURRENDER nor CEASE HOSTILITIES....they only kill and destroy like mechanical robots.
Our actions have NOT created more enemy troops....extra terrorists are coming into Iraq from OTHER countries in order to replace their fallen buds and keep the battle going. The total NUMBER of enemy troops haven't increased; they are only showing up by crawling out of the woodwork of other countries, and other than a couple of incidents outside of Iraq the last year, there have been far fewer attacks than before because they are leaving those other countries and congregating in one spot (Iraq).
If there were actually new recruiting going on, there would be alot more action going on in other countries in order to show their 'strength and numbers' than there has been recorded recently.