"anything like a guerrilla war or an organized resistance."
...but today, General John Abizaid, commander of US forces in Iraq, said:
"I think describing it as guerrilla tactics being employed against us is, you know, a proper thing to describe in strictly military terms."
Poor Rumsfeld can't even fire General Abizaid, either... he just got rid of Tommy Franks a few days ago.
The phrase "guerrilla war" is so ugly, isn't it? Wouldn't it be better to call it a "guerrilla police action" instead??! ;->
Besides, if it's not a "war", then there are no enemies who need to be given the rights of soldiers under the Geneva Convention... and you know where that leads, right?!