Baath Nostalgia?

I wasn't the only one to get a shudder at the story from Iraq suggesting a plot for an internal Baath-party coup. I see it as the beginning of the next phase of the civil war, which could rage more wildly and savagely than anything we have seen so far - with US troops under SOFA rules unable to do anything but watch. This, I fear, is Bush's Iraq legacy: a nightmare without end. Here's hoping I'm being too gloomy as usual.