Sunday, June 12, 2005

Drip, drip, drip...

The British knew that the US was not prepared to deal with post-war Iraq when Bush was pretending that he hadn't already decided to start a war.

A briefing paper prepared for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top advisers eight months before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq concluded that the U.S. military was not preparing adequately for what the British memo predicted would be a "protracted and costly" postwar occupation of that country.

The eight-page memo, written in advance of a July 23, 2002, Downing Street meeting on Iraq, provides new insights into how senior British officials saw a Bush administration decision to go to war as inevitable, and realized more clearly than their American counterparts the potential for the post-invasion instability that continues to plague Iraq. - Washington Post

You know what's sad? The British knew that we weren't prepared for a post-war occupation BEFORE IT HAPPENED.

And Bush won't even admit it NOW, AFTER it happened, even though it's become obvious to EVERYONE.

Not only didn't He have foresight, and he doesn't even have HINDSIGHT.

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