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Friday, August 27, 2004

bush miscalculated on iraq

Mr. Bush also acknowledged for the first time that he made a “miscalculation of what the conditions would be” in postwar Iraq. But he insisted that the 17-month-long insurgency that has upended the administration’s plans for the country was the unintended by-product of a “swift victory” against Saddam Hussein’s military, which fled and then disappeared into the cities, enabling them to mount a rebellion against the American forces far faster than Mr. Bush and his aides had anticipated.

there seems to be a pattern of miscalculation and counting trouble with the american executive branch. it’s affecting our ability to plan things.

posted by roj at 11:20 am