Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Mess in Iraq

"This is a conflict that began with misinformation, muddled messages, and the Panglossian suggestion that a country whose history has been bathed in blood could be transformed into a little Nebraska."

Newsweek's Anna Quindlen nails the core errors that brought us to the conflict in Iraq and predicts a slew of pithy slogans that oversimplify that mess during election season.

"Last week the General Accountability Office, the nonpartison congressional watchdog group, released a report saying the war strategy was murky, the effort poorly planned and the $ 1.5 billion pumped into Iraq each week by the United States chronically mismanaged. In other words, the U.S. government has its own chaos to deal with."

(nod to my dad for this story)


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