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What We Learned in Iraq

God_Of_War Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 1:08 PM
Steve Chapman and anything he writes is highly suspect. I suggest you not read ANYTHING this writer puts forth. I can think of few who are more suspect then this writer!
KPar Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:26 PM
While I disagree (sometimes MOST strenuously) with Steve often, I think he writes what he believes, and I like to get an alternate view in order to gain perspective.

When I disagree with him the most, is when I must think about what differences in fact, or logical fallacies separate our opinions.

That is the way to enlightenment, and, boy, does this country need more of that!
Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until everything went wrong. The term was "catastrophic success."

But before the war began, supporters were bursting with confidence. Vice President Dick Cheney predicted that "we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." The Pentagon expected to withdraw most troops by summer's end. Reconstruction would be a bargain because Iraq would pay for it with oil revenues.

Wrong, wrong and wrong...