Iraq is a mess, ever since it was invented by colonial powers after WWI.
Bush ignored sectarian hatred that has kept Sunnis and Shias at war with each other for more than 1,000 years. When Bush took out the Sunni dictator, it unleased the rage of the repressed Shia majority.
Today I saw 2003 film clips of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and other Neo-cons spouting off their opinions of how the Iraq War would go. It would only last a few weeks or maybe months, but not years. It would only cost the US about $60 billion dollars (it’s over a trillion now and counting). They said there were active weapons of mass destruction and there was a connection to al-Qaeda. They said there were no sectarian problems in Iraq. I could go on and on, but the Christian Science Monitor did an in-depth review of the war – the claims and outcome: http://tinyurl.com/l44nzjp
The Bush team blundered into the biggest foreign policy and military disaster since Vietnam. The only choice now is to just stand back and watch the two sides fight it out. To send in more military to support Iraq is madness, and like the disaster of Vietnam – the only thing left is to evacuate the US Embassy. The Iraq War, like the Vietnam War, was a total waste of American blood and treasure.
My heart goes out to the troops and families who sacrificed so much, for Bush’s lies.