Thursday, December 25, 2014


Raw Story published an excerpt from a Rand study on war (PDF, Google Drive) that dealt with Iraq and I think this is the most important part:
The main premise for the war was that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and that these were at risk of falling into the hands of terrorists. In the end, however, there were no such weapons, and Saddam’s links to al Qaeda were unproven. This robbed the invasion of legitimacy.

The insurgency that ensued after initial combat operation robbed the invasion of success. Today, the United States has less influence in Baghdad than Iran does.
Someone should tell Gen. Paul Mirengoff...

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

Read the comments Obama made to US troops circa 2012 as he thanked them for making Iraq a stable democracy and tell me if you don't believe he legitimized the war, well, at least as much as they made Iraq a stable democracy.