Wanna put money on it? All day tomorrow, we will be hearing about this new “report” released that swears the Bush administration was “warned” about the trouble of going into Iraq.
- “Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the 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.”
So, I guess it’s safe to say that taxpayers paid to fund “analysts” to tell us that fighting a war would be difficult. Who could imagine? I wonder how many analysts were paid with Americans’ tax dollars to predict losing 300,000 Americans during WW2.
I guess it’s safe to assume now that liberals and the MSM believe that keeping Saddam in power would have indeed been the optimum condition.
I guess it’s safe to say that Jay Rockefeller would have done nothing in response to Saddam’s threats to the United Nations after 9/11. I think it’s also fair to assume that no Democrat would fight any war for the off-chance that the enemy might shoot back.
What a stupid waste of time! Since when do we need analysts and committees to tell us that introducing an entire new way of life to a nation of people accustomed to cowering in corners while refraining from speaking out against their government for fear of being fed through wood chippers (Saddam had a peaceful way of maintaining civility) would be difficult and challenging?
Thanks God the Nazis weren’t difficult and challening, eh?