"A suicide bomber killed 32 mourners and wounded dozens at a funeral for the nephew of a Shiite politician, one of several attacks Wednesday across Iraq that killed a total of 53 people — making it the deadliest day since the Dec. 15 elections. The increased violence came as Iraq’s three major political parties were close to forming a coalition government that would include Shiites, Sunni Arabs and Kurds, according to a Shiite politician. " Yahoo
I guess this is IT. We are going to find out if a political deal among the leading party organizations will suffice to cause a turning away from the insurgents on the part of those "civilians" who are supporting them in one way or another.
I have no idea what the outcome will be but the present negotiations among the parties and what comes after will give us a a better idea of the true options available.