6,670. 3/19/2006

“When the former Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi declared [on March 19, 2006], ‘We are losing each day as an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more–if this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is,’ both President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld vigorously denied the characterization.”

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Next Attack, Page 281

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