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BlueButGlad2 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:21 PM
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On This Date in BUSH HISTORY --11/28: Wrongs Admitted
On This Date in Bush History-11/28:Wrongs Admitted

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." Abraham Lincoln

2005: In a seeming acknowledgement of mistakes made in Iraq, the Pentagon issues a directive today stating "stability operations are a core U.S. military mission ... they shall be given priority comparable to combat operations".

The lack of basic post-invasion Iraq planning by Bush's neo-cons quickly became obvious in 2003. This dereliction of this responsibility encouraged the development of sectarian militias and the subsequent insurgency. Such "stability operations" as announced today, using the military to reestablish a society suffering from the chaos of war, were once dismissed as "nation building" by candidate Bush, who was against this, before he started doing it, however poorly.

2006: The administration of born-again Bush allowed interrogation techniques a former Bush administration State Dept insider called "immoral". This is according to one of Condoleezza Rice's closest advisors, Philip Zelikow, who, newspapers announce today, plans to leave the administration. Said Zelikow in an April 2007 lecture: "In World War II ... the threats were very great; the fate of thousands of lives could hang in the balance ... But, as far as I know, neither government found it necessary to use methods analogous to those our government has more recently chosen".

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