November 05, 2006

Ahmad Amidst the Ruins

Ahmad Chalabi:

The real culprit in all this is Wolfowitz...They chickened out. The Pentagon guys chickened out...We would have taken hold of the country...We would have revitalized the civil service immediately. We would have been able to put together a military force and an intelligence service. There would have been no insurgency. We would have had electricity. The Americans screwed it up...In Wolfowitz’s mind, you couldn’t trust the Iraqis to run a democracy... We have to teach them, give them lessons....We have to leave Iraq under our tutelage. The Iraqis are useless. The Iraqis are incompetent [in Wolfowitz's mind]....What I didn’t realize was that the Americans sold us out.”

Lots of selling out going on, looks like...

Posted by Gregory at November 5, 2006 02:49 AM

"Lots of selling out going on, looks like..."
Vietnam, perhaps, before the fall?

Posted by: george hoffman at November 5, 2006 09:43 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

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