I do appreciate your insight and for being American I will not pick on you for your media's burying Iraq so far below the radar so as to avoid upsetting the media darling in the white house.  My frustration is that the post war political wrangling is completely due to the mismanagement and lack of any cohesive post war strategy by Bush and the subsequent ignoring by the Obama administration.  Iraq is where it is because the American 'strategy' put it there.  They are puppies armed to the teeth with both weapons and sectarian blind virulence.  What a ridiculous and dangerous combination.  .85 eh?  Hmmm, might want to wager on that.  I think we are or near the bottom unless fighting closes in on the wells.  If war does break out, Kirkuk area will be a disaster but farther north will be protected.  JMHO.