The fact that the AP only includes two well-placed question marks of WTF-itude indicates that they are still relatively optimistic.
Look for Condi and Commander Cuckoo Bananas to order up another round of empty electoral fingerpainting, tout-suite. It's straight out of Francis Fukuyama's seminal neo-conservative white paper, "Just Keep the Brownish People Busy and They'll Stop Yelling, Maybe."
UPDATE: Someone a little too literal minded has taken the time to point out that the errors in the above article are "unintentional consequences." "The question marks are probably em dashes that got butchered by the content system." Um, yeah. Duh. I've, uhm...used "content systems" myself, obvs. Nevertheless, it's a strangely fitting reinforcement of the original post: the unintended consquences of our Iraq misadventure are growing more consequential by the day. Pop some corn and enjoy the coming Civil War, folks!