Christopher Allbritton says it’s civl war in Iraq, but you can judge for yourself. Here’s a list of conditions that describe a civil war that he supplies:

  • A weak central government with incompetent security apparatus.
  • Spread of sectarian and ethnic killings.
  • Existence of armed sectarian and ethnic militias.
  • High threat perception among the sectarian and ethnic groups of the country.
  • Insistence of each group on its demands.
  • Foreign interference and support to feuding groups.

It’s hard to argue that Iraq fails to meet any of those conditions.