Without US intervention you ''resistance'' would be kissing Saddam's a** and indulging in mass murder of innocent children, women, and men . Many innocent people died because of the occupation, but then again much more died at the hands of Saddam right? No offcourse not, to you, when its ''infidels'' doing the killing its all of a sudden bad and requires resistance? When 1 Million + innocent Iraqis and Iranians died, where was this 'resistance'? No you were quite fond of life under Saddam Hussien.
Excuse my position on this issue, but the US took me in when all other countries rejected me, and they supported me when my own leadership had sought to kill me.
I agree with some of your points. BUT, do not forget that it was the world-powers
who enabled Saddam to become that of a big monster. USSR helped him greatly, France helped him in many occasions... And the same US and Britain who invaded to topple him, were the same powers who helped him in his wars against Iran, in his massacre of Shias and Kurds.
There was a legal 'resistance' against Saddam by Shias... read the history of Hakims/Sadrists and Shias uprisings... there was a resistance in the North by the Kurds, read the history of Kurdish massacre and the reasons behind them... Your true leaders always tried to bring down that monster... BUT THOSE RESISTANCE movements were failed BY THE SAME WESTERN FORCES
. They did not want to see another powerful, free and independent Iraq just like Khomeini's Iran come into existence in the area.
But, of course when it comes to Sunni resistance, except a few they are all jokes.. hypocrites and LOCAL KILLERS than to do any damage to real enemies and changing sides even with NATO and Israel overnight.
The same Sunni resistance who were using Syria to kill Iraqis.. Now both Iraqi Baathist and Salafi Syrians joined hands together to bite the hand it fed them, now they formed a government in FRANCE and asking NATO to intervene in Syria and bring them to power.. even their greatest scholar Shaikh Qaradhawi said so. Iraqi Salafists who received funding from Syria, now siding with NATO's agenda to remove Syrian regime. They did it greatly in Libya, even the Alqaida commendars were seen fighting alongside NATO.
But, you will never hear Hizbullah movement in Lebanon, Sadr in Iraq or Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran to change sides overnight... one day fight some forces and the next day ask Israel or NATO to invade Bahrain or Yemen for example to bring down the brutal governments.You need to distinguish between opportunistics, terrorists and power thirsty groups and the real resistance groups who fought for justice.