Civil War in Iraq...again

To read reports of the continuing violence in Iraq is to risk a bad case of dejá vu. Each time the violence either spikes or ebbs, the media appear, on the one hand, shocked anew at the volume and ferocity of the killing, or, on the other hand, cautiously optimistic that the insurgency may be faltering," writes Paul McLeary of a "new" development reported by the NY Times of civil war. "Call it 'sectarian violence,' call it 'ethnic conflict,' call it 'civil war.' But do us a favor: Just start consistently recognizing that it is happening, instead of expressing surprise at finding it all over again a few months down the road. (CJRDaily)

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