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Wronger Than Wrong: Fred Kagan Decrees "Civil War In Iraq Is Over"

Just when you thought war cheerleaders couldn't get any more deluded, Fred Kagan comes through in the clutch. [media id=4733] [media id=4734] The f

Just when you thought war cheerleaders couldn't get any more deluded, Fred Kagan comes through in the clutch.

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The first thing I want to say is that: The Civil War in Iraq is over. And until the American domestic political debate catches up with that fact, we are going to have a very hard time discussing Iraq on the basis of reality.

The hilarity of this absurd statement is self-evident and requires little elaboration. But if one is so inclined, I'll let Glenn take it away:

Less than 24 hours after Kagan decreed the Civil War in Iraq over -- and lectured Americans that we must accept this if we are to understand reality in Iraq -- McClatchy News Service reported:

With Iraq's top leaders directing the battle, Iraq's army and national police pressed a major operation Tuesday to wrest control of the southern port city of Basra from the Shiite Mahdi Army militia. Fighting between government forces and the militia quickly spread through Iraq's south and into Baghdad.

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