Moderates were not in favor of war with Iraq. That had no consequence. What they watched were Iraqi votes after. Complaining about the carnage as they watched Muslims slaughter Muslims is a culture embarrassment. The Shia rose up on their own before at our bequest. They were slaughtered. Therefore, with or without us in Iraq, those local tribes have murder on the brain. hat's what happens when you spend generations being oppressed by another. It comes out in the end.