Monday, November 27, 2006

Who Cares?

I don't understand all this hand-wrangling by the news media over whether they should call the Iraq conflict a "civil war" or not.

Who the fuck cares what Tony Snow, George Bush or Dick Cheney call the Iraq conflict. The correct term is civil war. Here's Fareed Zakaria (no crazy liberal) on why:

"We're in the middle of a civil war and are being shot at by both sides.

"There can be no more doubt that Iraq is in a civil war, in which leaders of both its main communities, Sunnis and Shiites, are fomenting violence. . . .

"To speak, as the White House deputy press secretary did last week, of 'terrorists . . . targeting innocents in a brazen effort to topple a democratically elected government' totally misses the reality of Iraq today. Who are the terrorists and who are the innocents?"

Ah, that is the rub of it, isn't it?

I think that even the administration is getting a little embarassed by having to keep avoiding the term "civil war". But oh isn't it fun to watch the Snowjob squirm?
I agree, kvatch. I actually dislike Snowjob immensely. There's something awful about a human being who knows the positions he's trying to defend are bullshit. Snow knows it and yet he has no compunction to lie, spin, cheat, and manipulate while more people die every day in a civil war that is not a civil war.
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