TIM RUSSERT: Knight-Ridder reported this week that U.S. intelligence [agencies] more than two years ago said that the insurgency “had deep local roots, was likely to worsen, and could lead to civil war.”
And that was just ignored by political and military leadership because they wanted to believe their own rosy scenario.
Gen. PETER PACE: I do not believe it has deep roots. I do not believe that they’re on the verge of civil war. - Press the Meat
But you also thought that the whole thing would be a cakewalk, remember?
Can anybody name ANY prediction about Iraq made by this administration that has actually turned out to be accurate?
These idiots just assume that things will turn out the way that they want them to, and they take NO steps to prepare for anything but rosy best-case scenarios. Again and again and again.
And they HAVEN'T LEARNED.
Disaster after disaster after disaster and mistake after mistake after mistake and they STILL HAVEN'T LEARNED.