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Most western countries were pretty clear on their position, they asked the US to show Iraq was an immanent threat, and the US failed to do so. Wilson had a pretty effective propaganda organ too, in the delightfully-named Committee for Public Information.
When it works both the leader and his advisor should be praised Thursday, 17 April They were either deceitful or entirely incompetent, although im still not entirely sure which is better.
We judge that Iraq has continued its weapons of mass destruction WMD programs in defiance of UN resolutions and restrictions. According to the U. Now come on, the election was not that long ago.
If you just glanced at the front occasional_papfrs of Sunday’s New York Times, you could be forgiven for thinking reporter David Barstow and his editors had uncovered a real scandal at the Pentagon: The addition of 30, U. In every case, assumptions are.
Pentagon Institute Calls Iraq War 'a Major Debacle' with Outcome 'in Doubt'
Now the Pentagon says it’s a bad idea? Does the death of another law officer in California at the hands of an Edh the lead key eedu in the. These are sad days for the US that we could be so easily mislead by corrupt and weak leaders. That said, the potential for excess on the part of the government is readily apparent, and checks on abuse of power must be firmly established.
Choosing war: the decision to invade Iraq and its | Pritzker Military Museum & Library | Chicago
Our National Security Council staff, Cabinet departments, and especially our Congress have not yet adapted to the demanding requirements of 21 st -century complex contingencies. April in Off-Topic Discussion. Bush, as leader, has played a role in these incompetances and faulty assumptions. As i have said previously about my thoughts on government, it is up to the leader to surround himself with people intelligent enough in their relevant fields to make informed decissions.
This country and everyone of its citizens will be paying for this frack-up for years if not decades. Government officials and then sold to a gullible public, nor do I believe that any one Iraqi source tricked us into our beliefs.
He was selected by the people he’s making rich at the moment. Collins ends his report by quoting Winston Churchill, who said: The people who ended up with egg on their faces were not the Bush administration or the Pentagon – though Donald Rumsfeld, in the transcripts, was as cynical and dislikeable as ever – but the generals who bought into the Pentagon’s spin and the networks who employed them. The administration also expected that “Iraq without Saddam could manage and fund its own reconstruction.
Problem is there was no reason for the war in Iraq in the fist place.
Very interesting read though. Neither of these things gets much mention in US history textbooks. I still think Bush processed what he was fed appropriately.
People around the world were open to the idea that he may, but asked form proof. Give a fish a man and he will eat for a month! Al Ol5 was not in Iraq, and we were greeted as liberators? Occasioal_papers planning for and executing operations in Occasiohal_papers, basic organizations, organizational cultures, operational procedures, and legislative support systems all have been found wanting and in need of fundamental reform.
In part because “long, costly, manpower-intensive post-combat operations were anathema to Rumsfeld,” the report says, the U. Moreover, operations in Iraq have diverted “manpower, materiel and the attention of decision-makers” from “all other efforts in the war on terror” and severely strained the U.
One hopes that, for all of its problems, the decision to invade Iraq and subsequent operations there may point the way to national security reform. This is why countries like Canada France and Germany refused to participate. Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. To me it just seems to strengthen the argument that the Iraq was was a product of incompetency. It looks like you’re new here.
Keep discussions on topic, avoid personal attacks and threats of any kind. The media’s role in this will not come as a surprise to an American people subjected to 45 minutes of trivia at the beginning of last week’s Democratic debate, moderated by comically out-of-touch anchormen. In conclusion, the war in Iraq and its aftermath have exposed a flawed decisionmaking process and weak decision execution mechanisms.
In conclusion, the war in Iraq and its aftermath have exposed a. But it should also be said this has not been a war in which America has been well-served by her generalseither active or retired.
Brett McGurk wished his colleagues well “as they work under extremely difficult circumstances to protect the interests o. Given a broad view of American history, this is pretty tame stuff.
I am shocked that they even noticed that the Cold War is over yet. That whole document reads like a list of Government stuff-ups in the decission to go to war, and i must admit i am rather surprised to see you post it