Originally Posted by KronoRed
Did the planners not know that a power vacuum was going to result from the overthrow of a long standing government?
This is not getting any better..what's the plan now?
You know, I am so cynical about this administration--and government in general--that I rarely feel I am being told the truth, and I view everything with skepticism.
That being said, one thing I DO believe to be true about this war, whatever Bush's motives were for getting into it, is that the Administration truly did delude themselves into thinking that picking up the pieces after we deposed of Saddam would be a piece of cake. And therein lies the problem of sorrounding yourself with a group of "yes-men"...Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, etc. I don't believe this administration planned--at all--for the aftermath we have seen, and the results prove it. The numerous comments made by officials about being welcomed as liberators with open arms and whatnot, it speaks either of considerable arrogance or a woeful lack of understanding and planning. Regardless, either are inexcusable coming from an administration that has started a war that has costs tens of thousands of lives.
The American public may be finally starting to catch on, if the recent poll numbers about the confidence people have in Bush's handling of the war and his presidency in general are any indication.