We Didn’t Expect An Insurgency?
I just watched Dateline tonight, and the segment on Bremer was eye-opening. What was particularly frustrating was learning that Bremer sent personal correspondence about the lack of adequate manpower to Rumsfeld and he didn’t even have the decency to respond.
More from Reuters…
WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Paul Bremer, who led the U.S. civilian occupation authority in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, has admitted the United States did not anticipate the insurgency in the country, NBC Television said on Friday.
Bremer, interviewed by the network in connection with release of his book on Iraq, recounted the decision to disband the Iraqi army quickly after arriving in Baghdad, a move many experts consider a major miscalculation.
When asked who was to blame for the subsequent Iraqi rebellion, in which thousands of Iraqis and Americans have died, Bremer said “we really didn’t see the insurgency coming,” the network said in a news release.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Fire Rumsfeld Now. Otherwise, Bush is a horrible manager who simply can’t admit one of his subordinates screwed up BIG time.