When analyzing the historically significant crimes of the bush II regime, it's important to differentiate between evil intentions and stupid incompetence. While few important figures in the bush II regime are as imbecilic as their figurehead leader, none of them very bright. At the same time though, they do have decades of experience about how to get things for themselves at the highest levels of power, and they're all advised by people with more functioning brain cells.
So, sometimes they'll be doing things that seem very evil, nasty, and corrupt, and you'll think that perhaps they want Iraq to be a nightmare, to justify the presence of US troops and mercenaries, but other times, it might appear that they've lost control of the situation, and none of this is what they'd anticipated.
I would have to say that the present campaign against Moqtada al-Sadr falls into the moronic category. bush II was already having difficulty justifying the steady drip, drip, drip, of wounded and killed US soldiers during the battles against the Sunni minority's insurgency. As many commentators pointed out, the oil-rich southern part of the country, being Shiite, was relatively peaceful. But the bush II regime, unable to tolerate the slightest dissent, has decided to move against Sadr, the most popular Shiite leader in Iraq. For this reason, Sadr has pulled his politicians from the cabinet of Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. He has instructed Shiite police and military to resist the US forces.
The surge of troops to Baghdad was supposed to finally bring a modicum of order against the Sunni insurgency. If the heretofore acquiescent Shiite community rises up against the Americans, the casualty figures are going to double, or triple, and supplying the Green Zone in Baghdad will become even more difficult.
In no way, shape, or form, can intensifying the conflict assist bush in his efforts to show some semblance of achievement in Iraq. The extra troops that he's putting in are simply going to die in greater numbers than before, which is going to be political poison for bush. This is delusional madness, this is Caligulan incompetence, arrogance, and stupidity.