Allawi Says Iraq in Middle of Civil War

March 19,2006 | LONDON -- Iraq is in the middle of a civil war, former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said in a TV interview aired Sunday. His comments were immediately rejected by Britain's defense secretary.

Allawi told the British Broadcasting Corp. there was no other way to describe the increasing violence across the country.

"It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day as an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more," Allawi told the BBC. "If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."

Allawi heads the Iraqi National List, a secular alliance of Shiite and Sunni politicians that won 25 seats in December parliamentary elections.


I dunno -- is it partisan of me to put a little more value on the opinion of the man whose opinion we trusted enough to appoint him to lead the country?

Allawi just gave his definition of civil war.

Why don't Defense Secretary John Reid and any of the fumble-fucks who blundered us into this actually state THEIR DEFINITION of CIVIL WAR? WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR THEM TO CONSIDER IT AN ACTUAL CIVIL WAR?

Or is it "We can't let you know because then the insurgents would know."

Into the Valley of Death Rode the 600.


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