"Many neocons were trying to push for a much larger force, seeing that the force being deployed was not sufficient." - Chgodmk It is very refreshing to read your view on the responsibility of Neocons for the Iraq war. One of their arguments was that the war will be a very easy enterprise, a "cakewalk". (I believe this expression was coined by Edelman, a neocon consultant to Rumsfeld.) Wolfowitz expected that the US force will be reduced to a few tens of thousands within months. In short, the Neocons relied did not advocate a large force BEFORE the war. Indeed, they did not plan on military needs to be needed after the conquest was over. It was only when it became clear that these predictions were based on wishful thinking that they started advocating more force. This is a nice excuse, but it cannot excuse the entire debacle in Iraq. That Iran would rise as a result of the removal of Saddam was predictable, and predicted by some.
Five people killed in car crash near Hebron (Haaretz)
from the article: The victory won't be American
Among the younger generation, the feeling of partnership and cooperation based on a shared secular national identity is disappearing, a recent study shows.09:27 29.04.16 | 0 comments