Friday, January 13, 2006

Iraq is the greatest disaster in US history

Interesting despatch from Iraq this morning.
It amazes me that the US couldset up Iraq under Saddam to invade Iran with wmd and then hand the region over to Iran on a plate by destabilising Iraq.

I want to know how long will it take for them to decide to overthrow the new Shia majority party and starting rebuilding the Baath party.


IRAN AND ISRAEL WILL BE KINGS OF THE MIDDLE EAST JUNGLE
The US occupation of Iraq has turned its neighbour into a new regional
power. But the contagion is likely to spread far wider
Friday, January 13th 2006

David Hirst

In March 2003, before US troops reached Baghdad, Middle East scholar Volker
Perthes wrote that while the risks of this "illegitimate" war were enormous,
those of "a US failure to stabilise postwar Iraq would be even higher". With
those words looking increasingly prophetic, no one, in picturing the
implications of such failure, is now more lurid than the Bush
administration. The direness of the prospect has become its strongest
argument for "staying the course", but for others it is already a given,
amounting to "the greatest strategic disaster in US history", in the words
of the retired US general William Odom.

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