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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Are These Guys for Real?????

The Bush administration is significantly lowering expectations of what can be achieved in Iraq, recognizing that the United States will have to settle for far less progress than originally envisioned during the transition due to end in four months, according to U.S. officials in Washington and Baghdad.

The United States no longer expects to see a model new democracy, a self-supporting oil industry or a society in which the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges, U.S. officials say.

"What we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground," said a senior official involved in policy since the 2003 invasion. "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning."
Well isn't that special?

They finally got a taste of reality.

In a normal world, these asshats would be laughed out of town for this.

Instead, these yahoos retain tight control of the world's most powerful country.

Of course, if we had a functioning responsible media, this wouldn't be the case.


Blogger Chronicles from the Panopticon said...

I'd say that was the plan from the beggining. If you look closely at how much fighting manpower they had for the invasion, you can see clearly they weren't about installing a central 'strongman', or at least a strong federaly controlled democracy.

IMO, the plan was 'just break the country into civil war so it can't challenge your geopolitic thrust in the middle east'. I think that would apply neatly to the PNACers.

And after, if they need the oil, they will just make a consortium out of the warlords that happens to sit on the oil wells, whoever they might be, no matter how brutal they are.

After completely fulfilling their plans, they will just say "Oh well, terrarists f*cked it up, their neighbours (Iran, Syria, etc.) mess it up"

11:17 AM  
Blogger Spooked said...

Good point. I agree. Calling their original plans "unrealistic" is just the cover story.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

So essentially he (bushie) is finally admitting, in not so many words, that Iraq is a complete and utter failure.

And although I am familiar with the 'This is all by design' school of thought, intriguing as it is, I just don't buy it. I think this is a TEXTBOOK case of the 'Law of Unintended Consequences'. I truly believe these neoCON warmongers were so drunk & high on their own inflated sense of the U.S. military's invincibility, that they truly believed that this Iraq misadventure would be a cakewalk. We all know how it turned out...

On a related sidenote, I firmly believe that the TRUE number of US dead in Iraq is being hidden by what's known euphemistically as "Creative Accounting".

10:43 PM  

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