If this is not civil war in Iraq I like to know what it is?
Last week Baghdad was bathed in blood with suicide bombings. The victims were chosen at random with mainly innocents killed. The objective seems to be to create bedlam rather than precise targeting. The strategy was to manufacture instability.
At the back of all the above, we see a combined US-backed Shiite-Kurdish led government against a Sunni led insurgency. We see a draft constitution bulldozed through the Shiite-Kurdish dominated Iraqi interim parliament because the US wants it by a certain date rather than for it to be achieved through consensus. Needless to say, the draft has been rejected by the Sunni faction.