John Burns: I Think There's A Civil War In Iraq For Some Time

After reading today's story of 87 bodies found in Iraq, I decided to post the video of John Burns on Real Time. "The question is just the scale of it

After reading today's story of 87 bodies found in Iraq, I decided to post the video of John Burns on Real Time.
"The question is just the scale of it." So said John F. Burns, Bureau Chief of The New York Times on Bill Maher's live Friday night HBO program.

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E&P: "...he now feels that the failure of the American effort in Iraq "now seems likely." The chances that it will reach "a satisfactory conclusion" appears "improbable."

"Asked if a civil war was developing there, Burns said, "It has been for some time," adding that it's just a matter of "scale." He said the current U.S. leaders there-military and diplomatic-were doing their best but sectarian differences may doom the enterprise...Burns observed that he had been on the ground for 24 hours and, of all the people he had interacted with so far, "no one supports this war." read on"

Taylor Marsh has more of the transcript


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