Friday, February 24, 2006

The fight for a civil war

"After the bombing of the Samarra mosque, Iraqis everywhere are worried because we don't know what will happen next. And many say the next few days are critical, because it might mean full civil war.

However, the New York Times isn't waiting for the next few days, their reporters have already decided that what's happening now is an open civil war.

"The killings and assaults across Iraq amounted to the worst sectarian violence since the American invasion."

But when describing the violence, reporter Edward Wong said:

"Political and religious leaders, including President Jalal Talabani and Moktada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric whose followers are believed to be involved in much of the anti-Sunni violence, called for restraint.""


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