When faced with facts that are inconvenient, declare them irrelevant and point out that might makes right.
I guess it’s also time to invoke Den Beste’s Law:
Lots of links prove that you did your homework but they don’t necessarily mean that your homework is correct.
Added: Yes. things are going swimingly in Iraq. Of course, the 31 dead Americans since the handover could just be a “perception”. Their families may beg to differ….