Iraq lacked practically all the requirements for a democratic government: rule of law, an elite with a shared commitment to democratic procedures, a sense of citizenship, and habits of trust and cooperation. The administration’s failure involved several issues, but the core concern is that they did not seem to have methodically completed the due diligence required for reasoned policy-making because they failed to address the aftermath of the invasion. This, of course, is reflected by the violence, sectarian unrest, ethnic vengeance and bloodshed we see in Iraq today." Jeanne Kirkpatrick
Jeanne Kirkpatrick was the aunt by marriage of an old Army friend of mine. He used to talk about her a bit. An interesting woman. I had the "pleasure" of briefing her several times. I would not have descrbed her as a warm person, but maybe under other circumstances…
In any case, she is one more of those who have discovered that their "invincible ignorance" of; human nature, the Middle East, Arabs, Iraqis and Muslims have brought us to the "jaws of…"
This is becoming a veritable rogues gallery and I am collecting names. Any nominations? They must be based on actual confession. pl