Tuesday, October 25, 2005


We reached another milestone of morbidity in Iraq today (story at the link above). 2,000 Americans have now died to stop a nonimminent threat to our National Security. We might want to look back at some of the statements made leading us to war.

Nov. 14, 2002 Donald Rumsfeld, Sect. of Defense
"I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that."

Nov. 15, 2002 Donald Rumsfeld, Infinity Radio call in show
"The idea that it's going to be a long, long, long battle of some kind I think is belied by the fact of what happened in 1990," he said on an Infinity Radio call-in program. "Five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that."

May 1, 2003 Mission Accomplished
G.W. Bush: "Thank you all very much. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended."

Feb. 7, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, to U.S. troops in Aviano, Italy: "It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."

March 4, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a breakfast with reporters: "What you'd like to do is have it be a short, short conflict. . . . Iraq is much weaker than they were back in the '90s," when its forces were routed from Kuwait.

Ken Adelman, (he was part of the Defense Policy team that advised war)
Notes: “I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk.” - Washington Post, February 13, 2002


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