If you do this simple exercise with history in mind.
If you refer to George W. Bush as King George II (King George I, being his father)
Then Iraqi insurgencies could be rename as American patriots rebelling against their King.
The Iraqi ‘problem’ is sounding more and more like the The American Revolution
Or if Iraq is headed for Civil War, you could translate the causes from the American Civil War as this.
Change the conflict origins from
States Law VS Federal Law
Religious Law VS Secular Law
And guess what, you gain more perspective here