Thursday, April 29, 2004

Someone finally admits the obvious 

In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal "Capital Journal" column by John Hardwood former U.S. Army General William E. Odom admitted that the U.S. war in Iraq was a lost cause.

"We have failed" said Odom "The issue is how high a price we are going to pay. Less, by getting out sooner, or more by getting out later."

Odom who was formerly the head of the National Security Agency and is currently a fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute further stated that as a result of U.S. intervention "a highly illiberal democracy, inspired by Islamic culture, extremely hostile to the West and probably quite willing to fund terrorist organizations"

It is clear that most people with a military background realize that the U.S. is highly unlikely to be succesfull in Iraq. Unfortunately only the retired ones are able to speak out as the active duty officers are muzzled.


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