http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20...1n8jpSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3YWFzYnA2BHNlYwM3NDI- From the article: "But in Iraq, the U.S. ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, is telling the story in more somber tones that reflect the broader reality. The Iraq invasion, Khalilzad says, opened up a "Pandora's box" of sectarian conflicts, which could lead to a regional war and the rise of religious extremists who "would make Taliban Afghanistan look like child's play." All it would take would be another devastating attack on a holy site. Khalilzad's view should carry weight. He is a Muslim who speaks local languages and has broad contacts among Iraq's feuding factions."