Who Won Iraq's Election?

Michael Knights calls it for Iran:

Iran has successfully stymied the development of a strong nationalist government in Baghdad for at least another four years -- the ultimate payoff for its virtuoso performance in manipulating Iraqi politics. With the U.S. government's horizon limited to its military withdrawal, an exhausted Washington does not appear capable of making such fine distinctions and will likely greet the formation of a new Iraqi government, any government, with relief.