Now it is a civil war? (political cartoon)


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Yesterday NBC officially switched calling the violence in Iraq from sectarian conflict to civil war.

From the Washington Post:

NBC News on Monday began referring to the Iraq conflict as a civil war, adopting a phrase that President Bush and many other news organizations have avoided.

Matt Lauer said on the "Today" show that "after careful consideration, NBC News has decided that a change in terminology is warranted, that the situation in Iraq with armed militarized factions fighting for their own political agendas can now be characterized as civil war."

The network's cable news outlet, MSNBC, drummed the point home repeatedly by using the phrase "Iraq: The Civil War" on the screen.

What does FOX News front page? "Bush Says Violence in Iraq is Not Civil War".

Comments

Surpised?

O rly?

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

The Al Qaeda Plot

That is what Bush claims this to be. With the shocking events of burning people alive in Iraq Friday, I guess the plot is for Al Qaeda to wage jihad on Iraqis?

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So

If it's not a civil war what is it? An uncivil war? You say "semantics" I say "some antics"? People are still dying and living miserable lives. Who cares what it's called, care about the people, not the politics.