Bush disputes Pentagon's Warning of Civil War in Iraq

Bush: Iraq Has Not Fallen Into Civil War
The Associated Press

Saturday 02 September 2006

Washington - A day after a Pentagon report described spreading sectarian violence and increasingly complex security problems in Iraq, President Bush painted a rosier picture. "Our commanders and diplomats on the ground believe that Iraq has not descended into a civil war," Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address. "They report that only a small number of Iraqis are engaged in sectarian violence, while the overwhelming majority want peace and a normal life in a unified country."

The president acknowledged "a bloody campaign of sectarian violence" and the "difficult and dangerous" work of trying to end it.

On Friday, the Pentagon reported that death squads increasingly targeting mainly Iraqi civilians heighten the risk of civil war. The report, the latest in a series required by Congress, also said the Sunni-led insurgency "remains potent and viable."

"Conditions that could lead to civil war exist in Iraq, specifically in and around Baghdad, and concern about civil war within the Iraqi civilian population has increased in recent months," the report said.


Right -- because his VAST military experience means he knows more than the people who actually do this stuff for a living.

George Bush has changed -- he's gone from being the doofus know-nothing front man in the oval office to become an simple but unpleasant walking talking popcorn fart.


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