http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060220-015649-7679r Does anyone still reject the idea that we are there for the long haul? Going unnoticed over the last few years has been our construction of permanent installations in some of Iraqs hottest zones. Did Bush get a mandate to do this? For all the smoke he's blowing up our a$$es about alternative energy, seems that the truth on the ground suggests a very different idea. The hidden costs in this latest supplemental, which of course had no business being in his budget so was not included, are the funds to continue the construction of permanent forward operating bases. There is no question that the neo-cons have no intention of turning Iraq over to a bunch of rag-tag militias.