Bush's folly has endangered the entire Middle East.
Sectarian Strife in Iraq Imperils Entire Region, Analysts Warn
By Ellen Knickmeyer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, November 16, 2006; Page A01
BAGHDAD -- While American commanders have suggested that civil war is possible in Iraq, many leaders, experts and ordinary people in Baghdad and around the Middle East say it is already underway, and that the real worry ahead is that the conflict will destroy the flimsy Iraqi state and draw in surrounding countries.
Whether the U.S. military departs Iraq sooner or later, the United States will be hard-pressed to leave behind a country that does not threaten U.S. interests and regional peace, according to U.S. and Arab analysts and political observers.