Saturday, November 25, 2006

Move along, no civil war to see here...

I think that unless the Sunnis start wearing blue and the Shiites start wearing grey, the Whitehouse will be unable to call what's going on in Iraq a civil war. From the NYT:
He [White House spokesman Scott Stanzel] also repeated the administration’s insistence that Iraq was not in a civil war. “We’re constantly asked that question, and while the situation is serious, Prime Minister Maliki and President Talabani have said they do not believe it is a civil war,” he said.
The LA Times is now calling it like it is, though (HT: tristero on Hullabaloo):
Iraq's civil war worsened Friday as Shiite and Sunni Arabs engaged in retaliatory attacks after coordinated car bombings that killed more than 200 people in a Shiite neighborhood the day before.

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