Sunday, November 05, 2006

Nobody Could Have Predicted...

Well, actually they could. And did.

The U.S. government conducted a series of secret war games in 1999 that anticipated an invasion of Iraq would requ 400,000 troops, and even then chaos might ensue.
But of course the MSM released this story on a Sunday and it likely won't survive the news cycle into the week especially not with Sadaam's verdict and the election taking all the oxygen out of the system.

“The conventional wisdom is the U.S. mistake in Iraq was not enough troops,” said Thomas Blanton, the archive’s director. “But the Desert Crossing war game in 1999 suggests we would have ended up with a failed state even with 400,000 troops on the ground.

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