October 02, 2003

Iraq Report Newsweek has a

Iraq Report

Newsweek has a pretty gloomy Iraq story up. There isn't much new ground covered in the report. I'm blogging about it because of this interesting snippet from Ehud Barak:

"Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak recently passed a message to Rumsfeld. It ran roughly: ŇThereŐs a 5 percent chance you get Saddam tomorrow, the energy goes out of the resistance and things get dramatically better. ThereŐs a 5 percent chance a car bomb takes out the entire Governing Council, and things go to hell. In between those, it will get better over time, or worse over time. Right now, I say itŐs twice as likely that it gets worse.Ó ItŐs not known how Rumsfeld responded."

Of course, none of us really know what the coming months will bring. But this struck me, coming as it does from someone who knows the region like the back of his hand, as an appraisal worth mulling over.

And I get back to thinking we need, in greater number, highly trained constabulatory forces out there. Yeah, I know that's not a panacea. But I think it will help. I'm not sure moving quickly to "Iraqify" various police will do the trick--until they have been trained by, say, the Germans and such.

Posted by Gregory at October 2, 2003 01:39 PM
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