Monday, December 04, 2006

among the top

in case you're worried that the american-led invasion didn't accomplished anything in iraq:
The debate over the term raged last week in the United States, after NBC and other major news organizations said they were ready to apply it to Iraq. The discussion is highly political because backers of the war fear that calling the conflict in Iraq a civil war would erode support among Americans. Scholars say that the widening sectarian conflict meets the common definition of a civil war and that when measured by deaths per year, Iraq is among the top civil wars of the past half-century. The civilian death toll is believed to be at least 50,000.
considering how bloody the second half of the 20th century was, that's really saying something.