This from the BBC World News: At least 27 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a wave of car bomb attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in and around Baghdad.
Believe it that this IS a civil war and has been for awhile. We have Iraqi's killing Iraqi's. That is the prime definition of a civil war.
"Why are they killing innocent Iraqis? Why are they trying to set Sunnis and Shias apart?" one man inspecting the damage, Adnan Aziz Salman, said to Reuters news agency. **GOI Comment: Because you (Iraqi's) are in the middle of a growing civil war and it is the worst kind of civil war. One based on religious beliefs as well as political beliefs. Sadly, it is George W. Bush and his Neo-Con's who have brought all of this violence to your country.
Webster's New Wold Dictionary defines "Civil War" as: War between different factions of the same nation.
In similar news, Gen Richard Myers, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff stated that the rebels "staging attacks in Iraq are as strong now as they were a year ago." He quickly insisted, however, that "we" were still winning.
Of course he did.
Mr Rumsfeld said he did not believe it would be the efforts of US and coalition forces that proved decisive in the battle against the insurgents.
"The people that are going to defeat that insurgency are going to be the Iraqis," he said.
**GOI Comment: Yeah, Hey Rumsfeld!!! That's called a CIVIL WAR!!! It's not a step forward it is a total collapse backward and into a very deep pit.
IN OTHER NEWS:
The Bush Administration hates the press. This is not exactly news to those who have been following these "Banana Republicans" but I found a couple of nice, juicy quotes from an article in the May 9th copy of, The Nation.
As and unamed Bush official told reporter Ron Suskind:
"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
For those who didn't like it, another Bush adviser explained, "Let me clue you in. We don't care. You see, you're outnumbered two to one by folks in the big , wide middle of America, busy working people who don't read the New York Times or Washington Post or the L.A. Times."
**GOI Comment: First of all I am a historian and I can already tell you that GWB will not be looked upon in a favorable light in historical journals and monographs. Not only that but it really isn't that difficult to read the NYT, the WashPost or the L.A.T. All you have to do is go online, register and you can read it all you want.
It's that simple.
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