Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...
It depends on what you consider the War to be?
the War against WMD's and Terrorism that could harm America was fiction perpetuated by the Bush Administration.
the War to remove Saddam Hussein and his Baath party from power was victorious, but at the cost of a new War;
the War against an insurgency bent on ethnically dividing Iraq and driving out any Foreign/American occupation.
so passing the torch does not mean that last war is over, it only means the Iraqi's are now fighting it for themselves.