"If it were the case, for example, that the reason why they were engaged in this terrorism in Iraq was because of the presence of American troops or British troops, you would expect when we'd get out (that) the terrorism would stop. It doesn't. And it doesn't because it's not coming from us. It's coming from this ideology (radical Islam) and we aren't going to defeat it until we liberate ourselves from the attitude that somehow we're the cause of it."
This video is less than 4 minutes--and very worth your time. I like his point that the jihadis were the destabilizing element, that it was clear that the Afghan and Iraqi people wanted the free elections (democracy) and the lack of dictatorship that we'd provided and it was the jihadis who were the extreme minority.