Thursday, March 15, 2007

How Many Sides In Iraq's Civil War?

That's the question raised by a Pentagon report on Iraq:
The war in Iraq has been characterized by fighting between the majority Shiite Muslim sect and the minority Sunni Muslims, who were in power under Saddam Hussein's regime.

But the report also cites Shiite-on-Shiite violence; al Qaeda and Sunni insurgent attacks on coalition forces, and "widespread criminally motivated violence" as features that complicate the designation of civil war.
So Shiites are fighting Shiites, Shiites are fighting Sunnis, Sunnis are fighting us and violent crime is running rampant. Why are our troops left in the middle of this? It's time to bring them home.

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