As we enter yet another White House generated campaign of Iraq war lies fronted by a general, I find it necessary to remind myself of the realities of all this war stuff.
First, the Neocon/oil/war machine in control of the United States doesn't want stability in Iraq. Iraq WAS stable before the Neocons invaded it and did everything they could to make sure the country would remain in chaos after the invasion. Remember, after the U.S. invaded they fired the Iraqi army and let them take their guns with them. They allowed the infrastructure to collapse and government offices to be looted. They left huge stockpiles of weapons and explosives unguarded and available for the taking.
A common complaint of the impotent left in this country is that (whining here), "There was no post-war plan....what were they thinking!?" Here's what they were thinking: Tribes of crazy Iraqi religious fanatics, massively armed by us will keep Iraqis fighting with each other and watching their backs while we make off with the oil that used to be under the tight control of a stable, yet brutal, Iraqi government. THAT WAS THE PLAN. It also doesn't hurt the cause of chaos that we just cant' seem to get the electricity back on or the water running. People are so busy trying to survive that they just can't get organized enough to throw off their oppressors. Hmmmmm, sounds a bit like this country.
All of this pretend hand-wringing by bandwagon-riding politicians and the complicit press in this country over the inability of the Iraqi government to stabilize that country is a massive fucking charade. If the Iraqis really did pull it together and focus on governing, the first thing a stable government would do is take control of it's natural resources...like oil. Believe it, that is the LAST thing Bush wants.