Al-Qaeda Failing To Foment Iraq Civil War
US Vice President Dick Cheney said that Al-Qaeda is failing in its effort to spark a civil war in Iraq, insisting that the group has reached a “stage of desperation.” Speaking to reporters, MR. Cheney rejected the idea that the country had descended into civil war, despite a “clear attempt” by Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi to start such a conflict.
“That’s been their strategy all along, but my view would be they’ve reached a stage of desperation from their standpoint. “What we’ve seen is a serious effort by them to foment civil war but I don’t think they’ve been successful,” MR. Cheney said. The Vice President insisted that US efforts to establish a stable government in Baghdad are going well. “I think we are going to succeed in Iraq. I think the evidence is overwhelming,” he said.