In this corner you have Sunnis...insurgents...independents....and in this corner you have Shiites...armed militias...death squads...their independents as well but wait we have a third angle focused on killing the middle....foreign fighters and al qaeda minority. And who is in the middle you may ask??? American youth and blood http://www.abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2811374 Spending blood and treasure(now 8.4 Billion a month) while trying to separate two factions who are like pit bulls trying to kill each other is impossible. Get them out of harms way!!! It is not in our national interests they can stand off and be at the borders of Iran and Syria and that would be a lot more effective. I and others have warned for years it is not in our interests to die and spend for a civil war it is time for the American people (and they are) to lend their massive voice against this incompetent lead mistake by the bush and cheney and their noise machine enablers.