The reason it’s a question is because no, it’s not. After every large bombing now, there are articles claiming that Iraq is descending into hell.
Fortunately it appears that there are many factors which prevent this.
- Iraq is more economically stable than perhaps any time in the last twenty years. Its currency is stable and appreciating while oil flows increase government coffers.
- Iraq’s security forces are still growing, now numbering over 600,000. Compare this to when it was under 100k in 2004.
- Iraq’s largest detractors, the Sunni Arabs, have largely accepted the new government and will be voting in the upcoming elections.