Another murderous few days in Iraq - as the political elite is paralyzed by sectarianism (that the surge was supposed to have mitigated), and as al Qadea, barely a presence in Iraq before the war, retains a foothold. Can anyone say that America's interests have been advanced an iota by this trillion dollar, mass casualty fiasco? Only Iran's. Only Iran's.

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