Remember about 2 weeks ago when the press was abuzz with rumors of a civil war in Iraq? I sure do...it was almost like they were hoping for it. Now before you accuse me of saying that the press and Democrats want an Iraqi Civil war, for the record, I dont think they all do. However, I do believe that some liberals and members of the media do want an all out civil conflict to break out just to rub it in Bush's face. Id never put it past those types of people. Luckily for all of us, the civil war never broke out, and the press seems to have dropped the whole matter. But what happened there that stopped the impending violence? The answer is quite simple; the Iraqis were constructive and they were able to stop the thing before it happened. Sure, it took a few calls from President Bush to each of the religious sects to get their butts in gear, but the fact is that it worked. The Iraqi Police and military did a very good job of keeping the country held together under curfews and the constant threat of violence. Many people did die during the short struggle, but countless lives were saved by the crucial steps taken by the unified Iraqi's. Even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Peter Pace, complimented the Iraqi military and police forces for their work during those troubling time. The mainstream press is much less willing to explain or report the peace now that the conflict seems to have died. And today, Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, harassed Don Rumsfeld about the civil war while the Sec. of Defense was there asking for more money to fund the troops. This just shows that while people in this country obsess over a civil war, the Iraqi's are working hard to ensure everyone that it wont happen. I know that might be disappointing to people like Sen. Byrd, the mainstream press, and some liberals, but sooner of later you will have to acknowledge the progress being made in Iraq...right?