I think I was probably wrong in saying there would be a civil war.
The only people who are talking about civil war at the moment in Iraq are the Americans and the British and the Western journalists who suck up their lines and push it back out as their own analysis.
I haven’t actually met an Iraqi who wants a civil war or who’s talked about a civil war.
There’s never been a civil war in Iraq.
I rather suspect that this danger of civil war – and I’m guilty before the war quite rightly predicting there might be – is being pushed out by the Americans and the British in order to frighten the Iraqis into obedience.
So that’s McGeough’s plan! No wonder he’s been talking up Iyad Allawi’s murder spree.
(Via Brian in comments)