Would he say that to her?
Bremer says US did not expect insurgency in Iraq
Fri Jan 6, 2006 05:00 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Bremer, who led the U.S. civilian occupation authority in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, has admitted the United States did not anticipate the insurgency in the country, NBC Television said on Friday.
Bremer, interviewed by the network in connection with release of his book on Iraq, recounted the decision to disband the Iraqi army quickly after arriving in Baghdad, a move many experts consider a major miscalculation.
When asked who was to blame for the subsequent Iraqi rebellion, in which thousands of Iraqis and Americans have died, Bremer said "we really didn't see the insurgency coming," the network said in a news release.
Oh fuck me. It was predictable to anyone picking up a history book. It happened in 1920. What? Did he think Iraqis were going to change national character?
posted by Steve @ 8:27:00 PM