A civil war? NBC, amongst others, say it is. Bush says it isn't. Related Fact: Sunnis and Shiites are at war with each other in Iraq.
A religious war? Is this about Christianity versus Islam? Related Fact: Iraq is an Islamic community with cultural practices inherited from the Islam religion.
A war against Terrorism? Related fact: W. Bush's government once insinuated that Saddam had ties with Al-qaeda which were ultimately found to be baseless.
A war about oil? The US once upon several decades ago entered into their mantra that they will stop at nothing to ensure that they have enough crude oil. Related fact: Iraq is the world's 2nd largest exporter of oil.
A war about the Euro? Rumor has it Saddam was determined to break OPEC's dumb ruling that all oil should be traded with only the dollar and was looking to sign treaties where he could sell oil in euros. Related fact: OPEC wouldn't like that.
A continuation of the gulf war?
A plan to attempt continuity of world domination gone bad?
Time for the troops to leave Iraq?
Time to deploy additional troops to Iraq?
A result of underestimating the world in general?
A grave error?
A method to control crude oil prices so the rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer?
Another day in Iraqi civilian lives?
The beginning of an actual real war between the Christians and the Muslims?
The result of utter stupidity?
Necessary to begin with?
A window into the reality of "reaping what we sow" ?
Affecting your life directly or indirectly?
Is it, or isn't it?