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Friday, May 25, 2007

CIA Passed on Main Street Common Sense on Post-Saddam Iraq; Bush Ignored It

A commenter provides this link to a story on MSNBC detailing CIA assessments provided to the White House regarding the specific dangers posed by a Post-Saddam Iraq.

As for some potential scenarios, one report provides:

“The United States will face negative consequences with Iraq, the region and beyond which would include:

* Anarchy and the territorial breakup of Iraq;
* Region-threatening instability in key Arab states;
* A surge of global terrorism against US interests fueled by (militant) Islamism;
* Major oil supply disruptions and severe strains in the Atlantic Alliance.”


Yet, you didn't need a CIA report to understand these dangers. I heard these problems discussed incessantly before the war in water cooler talk, at anti-war marches, at coffee houses & bars, etc. Oddly, these common sense dangers were not discussed as frequently in the media. It was a weird disconnect where we kept hearing about a Post-Saddam Iraq showering us in flowers and sweets.

5 Comments:

  • How then could ANYONE, particularily those with presidential asperations, have voted in favor of the war?

    Don't forget Hillary Clinton was on the board of directors for Walmart for 6 years while hubby was president! Do you think she persuaded him to push NAFTA through?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:38 AM  

  • McStupid, for a long time I have avoided the inane and irrelevant drivel of your site, but sitting here bored, decided just for shits and giggles to take a peek and see if McStupid had learned anything since my last visit.

    No suprises, same ignorant shit. But of course I knew that even before I opened your site.

    Just a few comments on your last post to illustrate this point to your few and I assume, stupid like you, readers.

    You state: "I heard these problems discussed incessantly before the war in water cooler talk, at anti-war marches, etc." Really, now. Come on, show a little honesty: The truth is that the overwhelming majority, at least those interested in such things, were behind this war in Iraq. The problem is not just the press, it was the people of this country and the nationalistic fervor that they were imbued with at that particular time. There were no, or at least few, hushed "water-cooler talks" (such a fucking cliche. Come on man, be a little creative) about the post-Sadaam period.

    Don't you think, or even consider, that this little blurb that you have provided was only a small portion of a much larger text? Have you ever heard of the expression: "taking something out of context". In addition, don't you think that most all CIA position papers have a "worst case" scenario? Some considered more serious, others are just taken for what they are: "saving the ass of the author".

    And as to this blurbs prognosticative value: Where is the "major oil supply disruptions", "region-threatening instability in key Arab states" (Oh, you and your little pea brain will jump on this one and try to offer evidence to support this theory. Go ahead and try. I want to once again prove the myopia you so severally suffer from)

    Anyway, I could go on and on, but have once again proven my so obvious point.

    Rolly, Big Toe

    p.s. How about a crotch shot of Katherine. Now that would impress me.

    By Anonymous Rolly, Big Toe, at 10:52 AM  

  • From comments of senators on the serveing on the Senate Intellignece Committee at the time before going to war, it seems clear that the administration misled most of the general public about weapons of mass destruction, Sadaam ties to al-quida, etc.. It is pretty clear that there was no justification for this war and those who supported should be tried as war criminals, just like the Nazis. This should include Powell, Bush and Cheney, and the idiot calling himself rolly, big toe.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 AM  

  • The best thing about rolly big toe's reappearance is that it gives me, fuckrolly, reason to exist.

    By Anonymous fuckrolly, at 1:52 PM  

  • me too

    By Anonymous rolly's problems, at 1:53 PM  

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