Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Arrogance and Hubris in Iraq

NO QUARTER: The Arrogance and Hubris of Jerry Bremer: "Jerry and others can try to rewrite history to rehab their reputations, but the facts on the ground in Iraq will not and should not permit that kind of delusional revisionism. We are not in the position we are today by accident. It was a deliberate choice. From George Bush to Medal of Freedom winners Jerry Bremer and George Tenet, choices were made where alternative information and expertise were ignored. This deadly combination of arrogance and hubris has produced a policy in Iraq that is killing American soldiers and Iraqi civilians and is weakening U.S. influence and prestige in the Middle East. I think it is a time for humility, a virtue sadly lacking in Jerry Bremer’s new book."

That Bush et alia do not yet understand how big a mistake they made in Iraq is a measure of just how stupid they are. Iraq is lost. "is"! The consequences are not completely realized, but that will come in time, and it is all bad.

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