I'm going out on a limb here but I have to say what I think about this. It is not about any stupid troop surge, it has always been a deal between Iran and the United States. Don't these people in the news, who themselves reported the "meetings" between Iranian officials and American officials, not notice that this 'surge' and the decreased level of violence against occupation troops start after these meetings? That the rhetoric surrounding war with Iran and nuclear weapons went down considerably afterwards? I think my long stay in the United Kingdom has caused me to be infected with that most European of diseases, comparing everything with something in World War II, because I can't help thinking that Iraq has become the Poland of the Middle East...which makes me angry to say the least.