At what point can we consider Iraq is enduring a civil war? According to Websters, Main Entry: civil war Function: noun : a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country Isn't that what's going on now? Sunni's & Shiites are killing each other, and a hundred bodies are showing up daily. Blair and Bush are hedging the issue, but the US generals in-country appear to be laying the groundwork to declare a civil war. http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/ir...UgefVes0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ- http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/usiraqm...Hu9vF6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ- So again, is the situation in Iraq now a civil war? Is this a political statement (similar to "Mission Accomplished") or a military judgement? At what point can you unequivocally state "this is a civil war"?