Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

May 25, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More

Huffpo is reporting what secret papers revealed to Bush before he decided to invade Iraq. 

Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the Iraq invasion, that al-Qaida would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations and that Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq.

The top analysts in government also said that establishing a stable democracy in Iraq would be a “long, difficult and probably turbulent process.” Democrats said the newly declassified documents, part of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation released Friday, make clear that the Bush administration was warned about the very challenges it now faces as it tries to stabilize Iraq.

The question, then, is this:  What if W, Dick, Dick, Colin and Condelezza had made public what U.S. analysts had told them prior to the invasion?  BTW, the conclusions of this “secret” report all seem self-evident. 

My conclusion, then, is that revealing these papers would have seemed credible (if not obvious) pre-invasion and they would have resulted in serious dialogue in the media and Congress prior to the invasion. 

 

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    The conclusions of this "secret" report *were* self-evident, and should have been obvious to all the reporters covering the White House and all the idiots in Congress who supported Bush's invasion. You don't overturn a dictatorship like Saddam's without creating chaos. Unfortunately for everyone, Washington, D.C., is overflowing with spineless cockroaches whose brains are in their backsides.

  2. Buncy The Frog says:

    To a degree, many of the people who opposed this conflict already could have drawn these conclusions. I mean, just look at Afghanistan right now, still in conflict after the US abandoned it nigh on 6 years ago.

    It's too bad people were busy following the false flag to notice…

    On a completely unrelated note, I've been reading through a few posts here, and I find your comments and discussions very agreeable and interesting.

    You've found yourselves another dedicated reader.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Welcome, Buncy! I've enjoyed your comments. It's good to have you as part of this community. I assume you're not a real frog, though? It's just a metaphorical thing or a nickname?

  4. Tim Hogan says:

    Gee, Bush and his merry band of crooksters lied and hid the ball to get us into an aggressive war with Iraq while Afghanistan twists in the wind. What a surprise!

    We need to get the Congress off its collective keisters and impeach Bush and Cheney, now!

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