I almost laughed when I read that headline on one radical Leftist rag site.
Let me see if I get this: the United States occupies your country for two decades and bombs the hell out of everything that moves until it gets tired and bored with the slaughter.
Then it withdraws, leaving the country in the hands of semi-feudal clerics with iPhones.
This somehow amounts to a defeat in the opinion of the radical Left?
You have to be kidding me. Do you really have this little imagination left?