Civil War

Bush, Rummy, Dick and even the commanders on the ground all insist that there is no civil war in Iraq. They do this because the American public would not like the idea of their young soldiers being embroiled in someone elses civil war. Like everything else out of the White House, saying it just don’t make it so.

Since no one else has done it, I thought I would offer a little clarification by way of the definition of civil war.

Websters Dictionary – civil war (noun) – a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country.
American Heritage Dictionary – civil war (noun) – a war between factions or regions of the same country.
Wordsmyth – civil war (noun) – a war within a nation between opposing political factions or regions.
Encarta – civil war (noun) – a war between opposing groups within a country.

Because all of these definitions include the word “war”, lets define that also.

Encarta – war (noun) – 1. armed fighting between groups. A period of hostile relations between countries, states, or factions that leads to fighting between armed forces. 2. a period of armed conflict between countries or groups.

So, just to set the record straight, by definition Iraq is in a civil war and our troops along with the coalition partners are right in the middle of it. And anyone with any sense at all can see that it is not going to stop as long as we are there.

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8 Comments on “Civil War”

  1. Mickell Says:

    Would Iraq’s anarchy worsen if America pulls its troops out?

  2. expatbrian Says:

    Iraq’s anarchy did not even exist until America invaded. Would it worsen? No, the country would have to try to develop a government on their own. Would there be bloodshed? Yes ofcourse. That is what happens in civil war. More blood was shed in America’s civil war than in all our other wars combined. But out of that murderous, tragic chaos would come some form of leadership, good or bad. Maybe another Saddam. But is that worse than what is going on now? How long did it take for him to kill 20,000 civilians? It only took us 3 years.

  3. Venitha Says:

    I don’t think you’re paying attention, Brian. Lesson number one: If Bush says it, that makes it true. That’s the way this administration has operated since the beginning. It’s astonishing the outright lies that the man can tell and NO ONE calls him on it. It’s not just the politicians – what’s happened to the press?

  4. Cory Says:

    This administration has more reporters in jail than some of the worst third world countries. I think we’re third on the list just under China according to Amnesty International last month.

  5. Mickell Says:

    Wouldn’t it be a funny irony if US pulls out its troops only to see another brutal dictator like Saddam Hussein rise over Iraq in a few years’ time? ;p

  6. Mark Says:

    whatever did happen to afghanistan?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    who knows byut look what is going on in sudan…

    Sudan Bars Top U.N. Humanitarian Official from Darfur

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