Sunday, August 10, 2003

Ronald Dumsfeld Mismanages His War

Colonel David Hackworth, a man who, unlike the chickenhawks in Washington, actually went and got shot at, doesn't much like the way Rummy et al are mismanaging the ongoing happy little bloodbath in Iraq, the war that, according to the doyens at the Washington Post (see below), we WEREN'T bamboozled into. To wit:

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and his deputy Paul Wolfowitz made a very horrible estimate of the situation. They concluded that the war would be Slam Bam Goodbye Saddam, followed by victory parades with local Iraqi folks throwing flowers and rice and everything nice, then the troops would come home.

When I examined the task organization, my estimate was totally contrary to this asshole Rumsfeld, who went in light and on the cheap, all based upon this rosy scenario. I never thought this would be a fight without resistance. And there was another guy who thought the same way I did; his name is Saddam Hussein. He looked at the awesome array of forces being set up against him and said, "Wait a minute, no way can I prevail, I tried that in '91 and just saw in Afghanistan what happened to Taliban and Al-Qaida, I will run away for another day."

Read the whole thing. It's worth your time.


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