...and talks like a civil war...chances are it is a civil war. Washington Post While it is true (as the article later points out) that there are different definitions for what constitutes a civil war, I think NBC is probably right. Go even further down the article, and you'll see that various news organizations have been on the edge of calling it that for a while now. I expect to hear other news orgs pick up on the term now. Followed by bleating cries of "liberal bias!!" from the neanderth--- er, I mean, the neocons.