Things are working out so nicely, because of the surge. Heckuva job, Bu$hCo.
“Unfortunately we were expecting one thing but we saw something else,” said Ali Hussam, 48, a teacher, who said that after Saddam Hussein the people of Basra had hoped for peace. “But unfortunately with the presence of this new government and this democracy that was brought to us by the invader, it made us kill each other.”
My emphasis. Also note the headline of the story: Shiite Militias Cling to Swaths of Basra and Stage Raids. How does one "cling" to something, yet still have the ability to "stage raids"? Sounds like the headline writer has wishes, or, orders.