OK, I really can't comment on this right now. I'm just speechless. Remember all the talk from the administration about Saddam and al-Qaeda and 9//11
OK, I really can't comment on this right now. I'm just speechless. Remember all the talk from the administration about Saddam and al-Qaeda and 9//11 to scare us into a war with Iraq and Feith leading the way? Scroll down the page for some of his distortions. Take it away good readers.
The first Pentagon insider to give his account of the run-up to war says the attack on Iraq was more a defensive move against possible future threats from Saddam Hussein than a retaliation for the 9/11 attacks. Douglas Feith, the former undersecretary of defense for policy, also tells Steve Kroft that the Pentagon failed to foresee the insurgency or the need for more troops to prevent the post-war chaos that included looting..
What we did after 9/11 was look broadly at the international terrorist network from which the next attack on the United States would come," says Feith, the No. 3 person in the Pentagon’s hierarchy from 2001 to 2005. "Our main goal was not merely retaliation for the 9/11 attack, it was preventing the next attack," he says. Pressed by Kroft on the importance of getting the 9/11 plotters, Feith responds that getting them was important, but "it was also important to go after the broader network … and prevent whatever plans there were for following attacks," Feith tells Kroft...read on