How long before the Bush administration actually admits that Iraq is locked in a civil war? It's a partial win for us and allows us to put all the blame on "insurgents," "combatants", and the "struggling parliment." Someone should send W. a copy of T.E. Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom." The last one-hundred years of history may be useful.
In the recent military involvement, the US and its allies have settled for geographic splits, walls, and lines of longitude and latitude in Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia-How-Many-Names now? and the constant rezoning of Africa.