Interesting comment! I seldom (really almost never) see anyone equating the major problems the U.S. had in Iraq to the stupidity of Foggy Bottom. It is obvious to anyone really paying attention, but if you were getting advice from Colon Powell and the "career diplomat types" in the State Department any common sense approaches were derided and thus dismissed. A real travesty because of all the lives it cost. Condoleeza (sp) Rice was no better and gave no better advice than Powell either.
All of that said, both Powell and Rice were many orders of magnitude better than the total incompetents Obama had (and has) as Secretary of State. Our (the U.S.) foreign policy is currently in a complete shambles with no solutions in sight.
All for naught?