I'm sure I don't need to the post the links about Mosques being burned and Shiites and Sunnis killing each other. It really does look like Iraq could be plummeting into civil war. From Al Qaida's perspective, this is good. So could this be Al Qaida's checklist: (1) Attack the United States (2) Turn the United States into an ally to overthrow Saddam (3) Get the United States to create fear in Iran to secure victory for their religous right wing (4) Promote chaos and anarchy in Iraq (5) Get the people of Iraq to demand the U.S. to leave (6) Use threats and violence to set up an anti-American Islamic state (7) Build an alliance with Iran If that's their plan, then they're now moving into step 4, and our best bet will be to shift the problem to the UN and provide the UN with the kind of military and humanitarian support it needs to try to stabilize the situation. It's a big mess the Republicans have made, and it won't be easy to fix, but one things for sure, let's not keep letting the guy who fell into Al Qaida's trap try to get us out of it.