In the past week, the media and left have been audibly slavering over the possibility of a civil war in Iraq.
It is, indeed, the last shot at redemption for their policy; it's the only way Bush's policy can objectively "fail" in coming years.
You can hear it in Katie Couric's voice, in John Stewart's sneer, in the perfunctory way so many lefty commentators pronounce that it's already begun.
According to the WaPo, they may have jumped the gun:
In the days that followed the bombing of a sacred Shiite shrine, Iraq seemed within a hair's breadth of civil war. But an aggressive U.S. and Kurdish diplomatic campaign appears for now to have coaxed the country back from open conflict between Sunni Arabs and Shiites, according to Iraqi politicians and Western diplomats speaking in interviews on Monday.Read the whole thing. Posted by Mitch at March 2, 2006 10:35 AM | TrackBack
"Localized difficulties also persist, but I think, at the strategic level, this crisis -- a mosque attack leading to civil war -- is over," Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, said in a telephone interview. "It was a serious crisis. I believe that Iraq came to the brink and came back."