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Monday, November 06, 2006

Heck of a Job, Rummy!

According to an Associated Press story dated November 4th, (as reported on Fox News ) ”The U.S. government conducted a series of secret war games in 1999 that anticipated an invasion of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, and even then chaos might ensue.” The report which was obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request by the George Washington University's National Security Archive, reached conclusions that very much foretold the situation we find ourselves in today.


The war games, labeled “Desert Crossing”, involved a cross section of military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials. Amongst some of the reports findings were:


"A change in regimes does not guarantee stability…" "…A number of factors including aggressive neighbors, fragmentation along religious and/or ethnic lines, and chaos created by rival forces bidding for power could adversely affect regional stability."


"Even when civil order is restored and borders are secured, the replacement regime could be problematic - especially if perceived as weak, a puppet, or out-of-step with prevailing regional governments."


"Also, some participants believe that no Arab government will welcome the kind of lengthy U.S. presence that would be required to install and sustain a democratic government."


Hey Mr. Rumsnamara! I’ll bet you could have gotten this same information just by walking down the hall a few steps. Probably wouldn’t even have had to get a Freedom of Information Act request or anything. Oh wait! That’s right; you got your information from Perle and Wolfowitz. And how’s that workin out for ya?



Peace,
Chad (The Left) Shue

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