I don't see a civil war in Iraq. I don't see a constituency for civil war. The vast majority of the people want hope for their families, not to massacre their neighbors or divide their country. A poll conducted in June by the International Republican Institute, a nonpartisan group that promotes democracy, found 89 percent of Iraqis supporting a unity government representing all sects and ethnic communities. No wonder no 'rebel army' steps forward to claim credit for vicious car bombs and cowardly executions of civilians.--Maj. Gen. William Caldwell IV, chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, writing in the Washington Post.
Whatever one thinks about the problems in Iraq, one has to give comments like the above at least some decent consideration.