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The War in Iraq Exposed Huge Flaws in American Strategic Thinking

As seen recently, intermittent altercations persist in Iraq and Syria between American forces and various Iran-backed militias. These, however, stem from, and are a continuation of, a fundamental error in the design of the war. This should have been apparent to its instigators even before the war was launched in 2003, and it is almost breath-taking in its naiveté.

An extensive U.S. Army study of the war contends that “the overwhelming majority of decisions in the Iraq War were made by highly intelligent, highly experienced, leaders.” However, it concludes that the “failure to achieve our strategic objectives” derived from reasoning that contained “systemic failures,” and high among these was that “U.S. leaders seemed to believe that other regional nations would not react.”

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, President George W. Bush, who had come into office proposing a humble foreign policy, abruptly reversed course. He now proclaimed that the country’s “responsibility to history” was now to “rid the world of evil”—quite the boast given human history.

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michael mazur

simple fact that both war crimes against Iraq, 91 and 03, weren't anything to do with any fictitious basis for these assaults, but served well Israel's needs to remain the pre-eminent economic power in the region.

It is for this reason also that Iran has been in Israel's gunsights ever since Ahmadinejad was elected president in 03, with Americans doing the dying, of course, as usual.

Israel isn't going to be #2 to anybody..

michael mazur

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