Civil War in Miniature
It's not a civil war in Iraq... it's only a civil war in miniature. This is what the British deputy to the US commander in Iraq has to say about the current climate in the war ravaged country. I guess that's okay then. What I find increasingly peculiar about the entire failure known as "westernized Iraq" is how so many foreign (ie non-Iraqi) experts suggest it is not a civil war situation there, and how they cannot pull out, even though they failed, and this and that. I wonder what the average Iraqi citizen thinks? Is it safe to go down to the market even? Lt. General Fry goes on to describe how the cases of murder and other acts of violence have actually declined in recent weeks, and that most areas of the country are relatively peaceful.
I guess this is some new meaning of relatively peaceful of which I was formerly not aware of especially since the civilian death toll in Iraq reached a record high of 3,438 in July alone and 17,776 since the year began.
There are some plans in the works by US authorities in the event of a civil war, but they can't seem to decide what exactly the definition of civil war should be. I guess that as long as the insurgents and "terrorists" are blowing up Iraqis and their buildings, the US isn't too worried. Keep the bad guys on someone else's lawn and our's will flourish.
So what do you think?