CNN Link: Colin Powell Says Iraq in a "Civil War"

Published: Fri 1 Dec 2006 05:04 PM
Colin Powell Says Iraq in a "Civil War"
CNN News
Wednesday 29 November 2006
Former secretary of state Colin Powell says "civil war" describes Iraq now.
Bush, top advisers have avoided the term.
Powell was top diplomat when US invaded Iraq in 2003 and made case for war.
UN secretary general said Monday Iraq was "almost" in civil war.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.
Many news organizations and analysts are calling the Sunni-Shiite sectarian warfare that exploded this year, killing thousands and causing widespread displacement, a civil war.
Powell's comments - made in the United Arab Emirates at the Leaders in Dubai Business Forum - are significant because he backed the war and was the top US diplomat when the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.
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