Posted by: Lister | September 2, 2007

Who is more foolish?

The fool or the fool that follows him? Worth asking the UK general who hitched his wagon to the PNAC war train.

The head of the British army during the Iraq invasion has said US post-war policy was “intellectually bankrupt”.

In a Daily Telegraph interview, former chief of the general staff, Gen Sir Mike Jackson, added that US strategy had been “short-sighted”.

And a second one: Maj Gen Tim Cross:

Maj Gen Tim Cross, who was the most senior UK officer involved in post-war planning, told the Sunday Mirror US policy was “fatally flawed”.

Unless they lied about their aims. I think it likely that American plans have produced exactly the outcome the PNAC posse wanted.

Maj Gen Cross, also retired, said he had raised serious concerns about potential post-war problems in Iraq with the then US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

But he said Mr Rumsfeld “dismissed” or “ignored” the warnings.

“Right from the very beginning we were all very concerned about the lack of detail that had gone into the post-war plan and there is no doubt that Rumsfeld was at the heart of that process,” he said.

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