As the months go by now in Iraq you almost get a feeling of Deja-Vu as you read about the daily killings, torture, suicide bombings and kidnappings .
The politicians tell us this isn't a civil war, ..they're right of course,.. it's far worse than that.
Sadly this war is far from over, the hatred is now so deeply embedded I see no way that the Sunni and Shia people can ever live peacefully together again.
Iraqi people are leaving the country and especially the capital Bagdhad in their thousands, it has become the most dangerous place to live in the world, I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to be a family with young children trying to cope amongst all the madness.
The United States along with Britain has got itself into a no-win situation, If they pull their troops out now the US lose control of the region and more importantly to them, the Oil.
The Shia majority backed by Iran would want to create a greater Shia state and take over the oil rich southern parts of the Country. The Kurds in the North are already well on their way to total autonomy.
The Sunni's know they are in danger of being left with nothing but desert and scrubland and although in the minority are still well organised well armed.
If the US decides to stay for the long haul I can honestly see things getting as bad as they did in Vietnam. The Army has already lost nearly 3000 troops, almost the same number as people killed in the 911 attacks.
Of course Saddam Hussain currently being tried by a kangaroo court in Bagdhad had nothing to do with that event, and didn't actually have any weapons of mass destruction, but nobody mentions that anymore do they?