Powell: Bush must accept Iraq in civil war
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Published: Wednesday November 29, 2006
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said at a private event that President Bush must accept that Iraq has descended into civil war, according to a CNN on-air report.
"Powell says he thinks we can call it a civil war," CNN's Hala Gorani, reporting from Dubai, said today live on the 24-hour news network.
Powell also reportedly "added if he were still heading the State Department, he probably would recommend to the Bush administration that those terms should be used in order to come to terms with the reality on the ground."
The remarks were made at an event closed to photographers.
Powell, a retired general who served as President George W. Bush's Secretary of State, also served as National Security Advisor to President George H. Bush and was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989–1993.