Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Reality of the Failure in Iraq

Glen Greenwald on the Iraq failure:

"We invaded their country, removed their government, disbanded their military, shattered their infrastructure, and -- for the last three years -- all but stood by while the country was taken over by murderous gangs and lawless militias and predictably collapsed into civil war. But it's [somehow] all their fault [the Iraqis]?

Anyone who advocated and defended this war for this long has great culpability. But the inability of so many of them to accept basic responsibility for what they have done -- pretending that it's everyone else's fault other than their own and simply lying about their prior views in order to make it seem like it all would have worked out great if everyone had just listened to them -- is just pathological."

Unclaimed Territory - by Glenn Greenwald

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