Friday, February 09, 2007

Pentagon prepares for failure in Iraq

While Bush and the GOP continue to push for the "Last Presidential Heave" in Iraq, the Pentagon prepares for reality.

Failure is a sure bet.

The Pentagon's not-so-little secret |

"Feb. 8, 2007 | Deep within the bowels of the Pentagon, policy planners are conducting secret meetings to discuss what to do in the worst-case scenario in Iraq about a year from today if and when President Bush's escalation of more than 20,000 troops fails, a participant in those discussions told me. None of those who are taking part in these exercises, shielded from the public view and the immediate scrutiny of the White House, believes that the so-called surge will succeed. On the contrary, everyone thinks it will not only fail to achieve its aims but also accelerate instability by providing a glaring example of U.S. incapacity and incompetence.

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