W. Patrick Lang, former U.S Military Intelligence officer, explains to readers:
The post colonial construct called “Iraq” had been held together since its creation by force and coercion while it festered or fermented (take your pick) in its progress of evolving towards something like internal coherence. We destroyed that and believed that the artificialities of western political institutions could reconcile the mutually hostile elements.
I just checked the political news from Baghdad. This mess has not improved in the last couple of days. As H. Rap Brown would have “sayed” in the sixties, “the chickens has come home to roost.”
The rot in Iraq has been exposed for some time by insurgency, now it appears the population is taking a stand.