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Gen. George Casey: Civil War Is ‘The Most Significant Threat Right Now’ In Iraq

By Judd Legum

"Gen. George Casey: Civil War Is ‘The Most Significant Threat Right Now’ In Iraq"


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In an interview with ABC News, Gen George Casey — the top U.S. commander in Iraq — said a civil war in Iraq “certainly is possible.” He described a potential civil war as “the most significant threat right now” in Iraq.

Casey adds his voice to a chorus of top generals — including CentCom commander John Abizaid and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace — who warn that Iraq is in danger of sliding into civil war. Watch it:

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Yesterday, President Bush dismissed the concerns expressed by Casey and other Generals. Bush said “You know, I hear people say, Well, civil war this, civil war that. The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box.”

Read the full transcript of ABC’s interview with Casey.

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