The Guardian reports that USAid, the official US foreign aid organisation has offially assessed the official situation in Iraq as officially, very, very bad.
Not only is the situation very, very bad but it is also far more complex than the White House's and Pentagon's official official tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
In a nutshell, lawlessness is rampant, chaos rules and terrorist and criminal gangs are increasing in size and growing stronger.
Sounds like the United Nations to me.
And just think - the real pain is still ahead of us.