"Dick Morris: ‘Civil War Is Progress’ In Iraq"
On March 16, conservative pundit Dick Morris told Sean Hannity things were going better than people thought in Iraq, arguing “what is going on is not a civil war.”
Now, Morris believes that there is civil war in Iraq but argues that it’s a good thing. Appearing on the O’Reilly Factor last night, Morris said “a civil war is progress, because it means it’s no longer a war against us.” Watch it:
A recent U.N. report found that over 14,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq during the first half of this year.
O’REILLY: It also knocked Iraq off the front page.
MORRIS: Yeah, well, that’s true. But you know in Iraq, the casualties are dropping, the U.S. casualties are dropping.
O’REILLY: U.S. casualties, right. Civilians – because it’s now a civil war. After Zarqawi was killed, the insurgency fell down.
MORRIS: What we don’t understand is in Iraq, a civil war is progress, because it means it’s no longer a war against us.
O’REILLY: I don’t know, it’s such a mess in there.