Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Continuing Iraq Quagmire: Bush Was Warned Way In Advance ...

25 May 2007

Continuing Iraq Quagmire: Bush Was Warned Way In Advance ...

NO, we're not talking about any 9/11, WTC twin tower conspiracy theories.

We're talking about him knowing well in advance exactly what horrors lay ahead in Iraq if he simply went ahead and did what he'd always wanted to.

Nonetheless, George W. Bush being George W. Bush, he went right ahead anyway.

But don't think that means the man shown below is stupid. For the fact is that this man's far from it.

A madman, maybe. A bad man, maybe. (On second thoughts, for maybe read probably.) But a stupid man, no way.

Read this excerpt taken today from Associated Press Writer, Katherine Shrader's remarkably revealing report.

Report says Iraq problems were expected

WASHINGTON - Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the Iraq invasion, that al-Qaida would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations and that Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq.

The top analysts in government also said that establishing a stable democracy in Iraq would be a "long, difficult and probably turbulent process."

Democrats said the newly declassified documents, part of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation released Friday, make clear that the Bush administration was warned about the very challenges it now faces as it tries to stabilize Iraq.

"Sadly, the administration's refusal to heed these dire warnings — and worse, to plan for them — has led to tragic consequences for which our nation is paying a terrible price," said Senate Intelligence Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

Yeah, we know all about the 'terrible price';both in big bucks and bloody bodies.

But maybe we should try to look on the bright side.

You know, start seeking out some sort of silver lining.

Especially, since certain others seem to have succeeded (spectacularly), in their similar personal/particular searches.

Now read the rest of Ms Shrader's important AP report


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