Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday there has always been a risk Iraq could plunge into civil war but he accused the news media of exaggerating the gravity of the current situation. - Reuters
Gee, I've looked and I can't find Rumsfeld ever before MENTIONING this "risk" that he now says has "always" been there.
There's stuff like this, though:
Rumsfeld doesn't expect civil war in Iraq
7:35 p.m. October 4, 2004
NEW YORK – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday he does not expect civil war in Iraq and pointed to the recent retaking of the former insurgent stronghold of Samarra as evidence of progress in stabilizing the country before elections in January.
There's also THIS little blast from the past:
[I]t is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.
The scary thing isn't that these clowns are 0-for-life when it comes to accurately predicting the outcome of their own actions.
The scary thing is that they STILL think that they never make mistakes.