The Angel of Death (2001)
'Twas early in the morning at four.
When death knocked upon a bedroom door.
"Who is there?" the sleeping one cried.
"I'm Izrael, let me inside."
--G.H.E. Vanker, "Conversation with the Angel"
The top U.S. envoy to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday saying the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that ousted President Saddam Hussein opened a ”Pandora's box” of ethnic and sectarian tensions. Pointing to the disputes over forming a national unity government and the sectarian violence, he said the “potential is there” for a full-blown Iraqi civil war.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 80 percent of Americans believe that recent sectarian violence makes civil war in Iraq likely and more than a third thought it was “very likely.” In addition, 52 percent of those surveyed said the United States should begin pulling out troops.
Asked whether a civil war was possible, Army Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told reporters on Friday it was unlikely but, “Anything can happen.”
Meanwhile, according to Media Matters, back at
Rancho Pravda Fox News:
A segment about escalating sectarian violence in Iraq on the February 23 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto featured onscreen captions that read: " 'Upside' To Civil War?" and "All-Out Civil War in Iraq: Could It Be a Good Thing?"
Next on Fox: "The Silver Lining of Nuclear Annihilation"