Former Iraqi Prime Minister: Iraq Is In A Civil War

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said today that Iraq is in a civil war:

It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day as an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is”¦We are in a terrible civil conflict now.

In 2004, Bush said it was unacceptable to question the credibility of Allawi’s assessment of Iraq:

Well, Prime Minister Allawi was here; he is the leader of that country. He’s a brave, brave man. When he came, after giving a speech to the Congress, my opponent questioned his credibility. You can’t change the dynamics on the ground if you’ve criticized the brave leader of Iraq.

Does that only apply when Allawi says what Bush wants to hear?