From Reuters today:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sectarian violence has displaced more than 30,000 Iraqis -- victims of gunmen who warn them to leave or die -- since a Shi'ite shrine was bombed last month, the government said on Wednesday.George Bush speaking before the Freedom House organization in Washington, DC today:
Yet, despite massive provocations, Iraq has not descended into civil war. Most Iraqis have not turned to violence.We imagine most Americans didn't turn to violence during the, um, War of Northern Aggression either. We also wonder who is qualified to define precisely what a "civil war" is, and who is similarly qualified to determine to what scale "sectarian violence" must escalate before one can legitimately employ the aforementioned descriptor.
Sorry, sorry. We report, you decide.