CIVIL WAR WATCH….In congressional testimony today there was more openness than usual about the situation in Iraq. General John Abizaid: “There’s no doubt that the sectarian tensions are higher than we’ve seen, and it is of great concern to all of us.” Donald Rumsfeld: “There is a high level of tension in the country, sectarian tension and conflict.” Rumsfeld then punted on the civil war question, saying only that the conflict had not yet become a civil war “by most experts’ calculation.” That’s not exactly a huge vote of confidence.

Not sure what to make of this. But definitely a little less bluster than usual.

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