Monday, December 04, 2006

Civil War Smivil War

The question that is on everyone’s mind, well maybe its only me but I don't think so, is when is current situation in Iraq going to be called a civil war? How many people need to call it this for the President to? A mean for gods sake its Lourer certified?!?! What else do they need? Maybe if the secretary general of the U.N. says it is worse than the civil war that tore apart Lebanon they would believe it then. Ohh wait he has. I'm no doctor but one would assume that to prescribe the right medicine to get better you must first correctly diagnosis the illness. I think the same maybe the case with winning a war. One must know what type of war that they are fighting so that they can use the proper tactics to win it.

1 comment:

Dr. Duke Nukem said...

The question that is on everyone’s mind, well maybe its only me but I don't think so

correct

The problem with calling it a civil war is that an outside force - such as the United States - can not win another country's civil war.

President Bush's strategy considers the situation in Iraq a war between Iraqis, insurgents and radical Islamic groups. The plan is to stabilize the country - never mind how - and thereby achieve the goal of establishing a democratic, free Iraq.

Declaring a state of civil war in Iraq would be completely at odds with the current strategy and foreign policy objectives.