Reuters is now reporting that high ranking Iraqi officials are talking about dividing the country -
BAGHDAD, July 21 (Reuters) – Iraqi leaders have all but given up on holding the country together and, just two months after forming a national unity government, talk in private of “black days” of civil war ahead.
Signalling a dramatic abandonment of the U.S.-backed project for Iraq, there is even talk among them of pre-empting the worst bloodshed by agreeing to an east-west division of Baghdad into Shi’ite and Sunni Muslim zones, senior officials told Reuters.
Tens of thousands have already fled homes on either side.
“Iraq as a political project is finished,” one senior government official said — anonymously because the coalition under Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki remains committed in public to the U.S.-sponsored constitution that preserves Iraq’s unity. more
This can only mean more violence as the Sunni’s begin to fight for oil fields and other “prime” real estate.
Global Warming in specific and science in general confused the Right. Well, that’s not true. They understand science they just don’t like its conclusions so they lie. Time and time again, science has said one thing and the Right has found someone at the University of No-nothing to say the opposite. To the Right this is a controversy. Nope. It isn’t a controversy. The great thing about science is that it is open. The data is out there for anyone to see. The data on Global Warming is no different.
Senator Inhofe from Ok was on the Glenn “I’m a moron” Beck show (The things that just fly out of his mouth… Does he think before he says things?)
Here’s a nice little article that appeared in a small, little known journal – Science.
Science 3 December 2004:
Vol. 306. no. 5702, p. 1686
BEYOND THE IVORY TOWER:
The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change
Policy-makers and the media, particularly in the United States, frequently assert that climate science is highly uncertain. Some have used this as an argument against adopting strong measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, while discussing a major U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report on the risks of climate change, then-EPA administrator Christine Whitman argued, “As [the report] went through review, there was less consensus on the science and conclusions on climate change” (1). Some corporations whose revenues might be adversely affected by controls on carbon dioxide emissions have also alleged major uncertainties in the science (2). Such statements suggest that there might be substantive disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of anthropogenic climate change. This is not the case.
From Peace takes Courage and Crooks and Liars -
Ava asks then answers the question is Iraq in a Civil War.
Update – Had Ava on my show today. She was great. Podcast will be posted soon.