Only two captured since the end of 2003 and the following still out and about – and everyone wonders why the insurgency is going so well:
6.Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri LTG
Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) Vice-Chairman / Northern Region Commander / Inner Circle/ Deputy Secretary General, Ba’th Party Regional Command / Deputy Commander, Armed Forces
7.Hani abd al-Latif al-Tilfah al-Tikriti COL
Director, Special Security Organization (SSO) And Responsible For Security And Investigations (MUDIRIYAH NUMBER TWO); Assistant To Qusay; Saddam’s Nephew
14.Sayf al-Din Fulayyih Hasan Taha al-Rawi LTG
Chief Of Iraqi Republican Guard (RG)
15.Rafi abd al-Latif Tilfah al-Tikriti MG
Director, Directorate Of General Security (DGS)
16.Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti LTG
Director, Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS)
21.Rukan Razuki abd al-Ghafar Sulayman al-Nasiri Bg
Saddam’s Senior Bodyguard/head-Tribal Affairs/inner Circle
40.abd al-Baqi abd al-Karim al-Abdallah al-Sadun
Central Ba’ath Party Regional Command Chairman, Diyala Region
44.Yahya abdallah al-Ubaydi
Central Ba’ath Party Regional Chairman, Basrah Governorate
45.Nayif Shindakh Thamir Ghalib
Ba’ath Party Regional Chairman An-Najaf Governorate
49.Rashid Taan Kazim
Central Ba’ath Party Regional Chairman, Anbar Governorate
Sulla provides this list of the people who were on the deck of cards and who are still at large. When this leadership and the money it still possesses is "married" to the hundreds and hundreds of former Iraqi army officers and their men who are available for employment by the insurgents then it is no wonder that the more or less nationalist leadership of the militarily effective part of the insurgencies prospers.
Added to this there are local Islamist insurgents, foreign jihadis, tribals and villagers opposed to us for reason satisfactory to them. Is it any wonder that attacks are ever increasing in complexity, sophistication and the numbers of fighters involved in particular operations?
And then, there is what the US is calling "sectarian violence."
If this is not civil war, what is it?