If this be true, it means that Bush made a major strategic blunder by invading Iraq without intentions of conquering!
Now the Old Persian Empire is back as a monolith shiite entity.
Dr. Savage pointed this out early on when Bush invaded.
Ditto...our lives, money, prestige...their Islamist win. History will be unkind if this happens, and is beginning even now to be unkind. We are declaring victory in Iraq, prematurely, and Turkey, with the current administrations approval, is moving anti-Israel, and also is moving pro-Iranian even as Obama appeases Iran. Turkey says Islam is Islam with regard to terrorism, and Iran chants death to Israel and the US....we must simply take them at their word. Diplomacy times 3 and to infinity is achieving nothing. Iran and Iraq win, we and Europe lose. The way out for the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, if ever, can only be achieved if Iran is taken out of the equation. The current administration is looking at everything backward.