What facts would matter to you anyway? You’re already ignoring the fact that Basra was cleaned out almost singlehandedly by Iraqi forces. The U.S. provided some air support, but beyond that the boots kicking in the doors were Iraqi.
Your characterization of the Iraqi government is simply wildly inaccurate. Far from being divided, Iraq is coming together as never before. You just have no idea what you’re talking about.
“Coming together as never before...”
We’ve heard that for years and years. Now removal of US troops and replacement by Iraqis is being stalled by the Sec. of Defense. There are none so blind as those who will not see.
Basra uprising was ended when a peace proposal with al Sadr, negotiated by the Iranians (where al SAdr is living) was accepted. Al Sadr kept his troops alive to fight another day and missles still fall into the Green ZOne. They have kept there power as have all the other little tin pot militias attached to war lords. Its a mess that some refuse to see.
I agree with your sentiments. And to boot, they found that CBS reporter today. A great morale booster for the ISF.