Two top Pentagon commanders said Thursday that spiraling violence in Baghdad could propel Iraq into outright civil war, using a politically loaded term that the Bush administration has long avoided.
Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld have steadfastly refused to call the situation in Iraq a civil war, although Rumsfeld acknowledged at a news conference Wednesday that the violence was increasing. (Yahoo)
In de hoorzitting in Washington kwam het falende beleid van Rumsfeld zwaar onder vuur te liggen. Hilary Clinton riep openlijk om zijn aftreden. “The secretary has lost credibility with the Congress and with the people,” she said. “It’s time for him to step down and be replaced by someone who can develop an effective strategy and communicate it effectively to the American people and to the world.”
vrijdag 04 augustus 2006 :: 14.00 uur