<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: A big price, indeed

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

A big price, indeed

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, former administrator for the U.S. occupation of Iraq, said the U.S. made two major mistakes with Iraq: not deploying enough troops and then not containing the violence and looting immediately after taking Baghdad.

"We paid a big price for not stopping it because it established an atmosphere of lawlessness," he said yesterday in a speech at an insurance conference in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. "We never had enough troops on the ground."

We also never had enough brains in the White House...to realize we never should have been in Iraq in the first place.



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