Sunday, March 5, 2006 12:08 p.m. EST
Ralph Peters: Iraq 'Civil War' a Media Myth
Reports that Iraq has descended into a civil war are not only not true - they're being promulgated by anti-war journalists eager to see U.S. efforts to establish a stable democracy in the country fail.
So says military analyst Ralph Peters, who just spent a week touring Baghdad with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
"I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared. And I just can't find it," Peters declared in his New York Post column on Sunday.
Wednesday, 8 March 2006
US envoy warns of Iraq civil war
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Zalmay Khalilzad indicated that the US had little choice but to keep a strong military presence in Iraq.
"There is a concerted effort to provoke civil war," he said.
Mr Khalilzad warned that if the region erupted into sectarian conflict that "would make Taleban Afghanistan look like child's play".
Why does the US Envoy to Iraq hate the troops?