US Govt Losing Hope In Iraq

August 19 16:10 2005 Print This Article

In a from page article in the Washington Post, the Bush administration is quoted as no longer expecting to produce a model democracy, a well-functioning oil industry, or “a society in which the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges” in Iraq. In short, the country is in terrible shape, and the U.S. government cannot solve the Iraqis’ most pressing problems. According to a senior U.S. official, “what we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground. We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we’re in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning.”
With this explosive admission it makes reading Robert Higgs article “What Does the Administration’s Leaked Mea Culpa on Iraq Portend?”, in the http://www.independent.org/ mandotary reading.

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