Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yes There Was A Postwar Plan

The US Army has written its own report into the continuing disaster that is Iraq and concluded - surprise - that it was a lack of post-war planning that caused all the trouble:
"I can remember asking the question during our war gaming and the development of our plan, 'OK, we are in Baghdad, what next?' No real good answers came forth," Colonel Thomas Torrance, the commander of the Third Infantry Division's artillery, says in the report.
If I were a cartoonist, I would draw a picture of Bush and Cheney being asked this "What next?" question. Little thought bubbles would come out of their heads: "We grab the oil!"

The question would be repeated, and then Bush and Cheney would say: "Err... Don't you worry about that. We've got it covered."