A lot of these people will have come from a background where they follow a particular ideology or particular leader, and I think that their foremost loyalty will have always been to their own particular group. It will be very difficult for all Iraqis to get the idea that this army is their army.

They want a docile Assad regime. I think the Americans are listening to the Saudis.

The Saudis are worried about the Muslim Brothers.

I think they're accustomed to seeing the Palestinians acting different from other Arab regimes.