- Jul 18, 2000
You obviously didn't even bother to read what you just quoted.....let me point out a key sentence to you. "In the months preceding the war, President Bush was largely silent on the subject of the conflict's cost, duration and dangers, while key administration officials and advisers presented upbeat forecasts."Originally posted by: apoppin
GOOD read:Originally posted by: StormRider
I always thought it was stupid that we thought that the Iraqis would just fold and quit. We were preening and posing in the mirror and talking about "shock and awe" and stuff -- we were way too overconfident. Everytime I see a boxer gets overconfident, he doesn't do well in the boxing match.Originally posted by: jahawkin
This article has a good overview of how the administration kept saying before the war that it would be easy and the Iraqis will fold and now that the war has started the admin. is less upbeat. I think most of the media bought what the admin. said before the war, so they're questioning things now that they aren't going as Richard Perle predicted.
History has always shown that it is never easy to invade and control another country. I think Sadam's generals fooled us into thinking they might be willing to think about surrendering if we invade.
Yeah, it's the "The #*% damned media and their stupidity" or just maybe our POLITICAL leaders' stupidity. Saddam's generals didn't fool us - Bush did.In the months preceding the war, President Bush was largely silent on the subject of the conflict's cost, duration and dangers, while key administration officials and advisers presented upbeat forecasts. Vice President Cheney, for example, predicted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's troops would "step aside" and that the conflict would be "weeks rather than months," a phrase repeated by other top officials. Others in advisory roles in the administration predicted Iraqi soldiers would "throw in the towel" and Hussein would collapse like "a house of cards" -- phrases senior administration officials often echoed in private.
Tell me again how it's President Bush's fault that some in the media don't understand warfare and don't see the amazing things that the coalition troops have done so far and only concentrate on what they perceive as negative.