Sunday, June 12, 2005

Memo Predicted a Short Sighted Policy to a Lenthy Occupation

The British government raised red flags about a post war plan, a full 8-months before the US and it's allies invaded Iraq. The Washington Post reports on a memo -- written well in advance of the so-called "Downing Street Memo" -- that raises the British concerns.

The 8-page document warns that the aftermath of an Iraqi invasion would be "protracted and costly." It details how the administation, while believing war was inevitible, had not fully planned for an occupation after a war there.

That criticism has since been one of the most persistent about the Bush administration's handling of Iraq. (WashPost)

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