March 5, 2006 - Posted at 1:00 p.m. CST
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Pentagon's top general says Iraq is not on
the verge of a civil war.
But Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Peter Pace tells
NBC ``anything can happen.''
Pace says the bloody violence that erupted after a Shiite mosque
was attacked has led the nation to the abyss. He says Iraqis
realize it's ``not where they want to go.''
Pace says progress is being made toward training Iraqi forces to
take over security of the country. Officials hope the empowered
Iraqi troops will allow U.S. forces to leave.