I see this blurb on the front page this morning, the lead from Knight Ridder Tom Lesseter's June 13, 2005 article, 'Politics, not war, eyed as solution' -
"BAGHDAD - A growing number of senior American military officers in Iraq have concluded that there is no long-term military solution to an insurgency that has killed thousands of Iraqis and more than 1,300 U.S. troops during the past tow years. Instead, officers say, the only way to end the guerilla war is through Iraqi politics - nan arena that so far has been crippled by divisions between Shiite Muslims... and Sunni Muslims...."
Have we not said time and time again that Hit Man Saddam Hussein and the Baath Party was THE working solution to the usual violent divisions of the particular culture with its history at the time?
Ataturk united Turkey via mass murders of hundreds of thousands of people who did not want to unite, and is seen today as a hero and not a monster.
And now the entire military and political might of the United States seems unable to bring Iraq the peace it already had because a gang of professional deceivers wants to impose a more "civilized" peace.