Hasn the war changed now? And aren the Iraqis just fighting each other with the US stuck in the middle of a religious civil war thats been going on there for centuries?
Given the information people receive each day from even the most reputable news organizations the general public can be forgiven for believing that the Iraqis are primarily fighting each other. But the reality is quite different and much more complex. Our response to this question has several layers: one that explains the US military ‘Information Operations’, one that reveals public opinion about occupation and sectarianism in Iraq and one that reveals the targets of attacks in Iraq. Information Operations: The source of most of the information that leads us to that conclusion reflected in the question above is the United States military. A very important – if not the most important “battle space” for an army that is involved in a protracted counter-insurgency war is the ‘information battle space’. That is, “Information Operations”. The purpose of IO is to drive a wedge between the insurgency and its support base in the community. The US military can attempt to achieve this wedge by pu