A well positioned Iraqi said replace Saddam and the vacuum will be filled with someone as bad or worse. It is tribal warfare in these regions pure and simple- [ Shia v Sunni]interfere at your peril.
A lesson that imperial nations- UK/US/ France/Germany/Portugal/Dutch/USSR fail to learn repeatedly A little reading of history will reveal the stupidity of these actions over the centuries. In essence the favourite 'Saturday night' idea of fun of these people is to go throat slitting of the other tribe and the stealing of their camels and raping of their women, when outsiders come in they simply gang up to have fun there. Its been the same for thousands of years.
The West's Military seems to be little more honest in their outlook, than that of those in the Third World.
We, the UK and the USA, no longer have the moral high-ground. The likes of General Pinochet and President Museveni are proving to have been more forthcoming about their failings than our lot.
In fact, they have gone along with the Fiction that the Iraqis were sufficiently well integrated to govern fairly in most of the Provinces of that Country. That has now been exposed to be, not only bunkum but also fallacious.
There ~ I have not used the word for a "Terminological Inexactitude" but that is what they have been doing.