Objective One: Get Rid of Iraqi WMD Threat: Happened before the war. The main stated objective of the war was pointless.
Objective Two: Liberate Iraq: Security for the average Iraq is now worse, and the new political freedom is essentially freedom to vote for sectarian and ethnic divisions.... We essentially used a bull to liberate a china shop, without any meaningful plan to deal with the consequences.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
821 words from Anthony Cordesman, Senior Fellow from the Center for Strategic & International Studies (who does not oppose the war and believes in staying the course), in which he assesses the progress of the war against its (stated) objectives.