Index of Civil Conflict

1 11 2006

The New York Times says that there was a classified briefing prepared by the US Central Command about how Iraq is descending into chaos.

A one-page slide shown at the Oct. 18 briefing provides a rare glimpse into how the military command that oversees the war is trying to track its trajectory, particularly in terms of sectarian fighting.

chaos chart

Any chart which has the two extremes “peace” and “chaos” is bullshit.  Maybe this is why it is moving to the chaos end of the chart, because to the US Central Command thinks Iraq is, apparently, a rainbow colored chart.




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