Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Conflict “that Shall Not Be Named”

While the American President and media squawk over what to call the goings on in Iraq, the death toll rises. Whether it be called “sectarian violence” or a “civil war” likely matters not to the innocent victims of the latest series of car bombings. The choice of words seems endless as melee, chaos, free for all, and savagery all seem to apply.

What do you call a situation where the government is incapable of providing basic security for its citizens, who are split into groups intent on harming one another? Anarchy comes to mind…

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