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February 10, 2006

Other Ironic Lessons Of Iraq

From Reuters:

Richard Perle, a key architect of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, said on Saturday the West should not make the mistake of waiting too long to use military force if Iran comes close to getting an atomic weapon.

"If you want to try to wait until the very last minute, you'd better be very confident of your intelligence because if you're not, you won't know when the last minute is," Perle told Reuters on the sidelines of an annual security conference in Munich.

"And so, ironically, one of the lessons of the inadequate intelligence of Iraq is you'd better be careful how long you choose to wait."

As Perle says, that's just ONE of the lessons of Iraq. Here are some others, all of which are also ironic:

1. We did little planning for the aftermath of military action in Iraq; ironically, we must therefore invade Iran after doing none whatsoever

2. We didn't invade Iraq with enough soldiers; ironically, we must therefore invade Iran with an expeditionary force of 12 men

3. Richard Perle only made millions in war profiteering on Iraq; ironically, we must therefore invade Iran and allow him to literally enslave every Iranian


Posted at February 10, 2006 06:13 AM | TrackBack

Never mind the irony of holding a security conference in Munich.

OB Laden must be saying, "c'mon, bomb Iran, c'mon, please, pretty please . . ."

Posted by: Rob at February 10, 2006 07:39 AM

This Perle fella got no shame. Pathological case, clearly.

Posted by: abb1 at February 10, 2006 08:43 AM

If you lie to yourself long enough, sooner or later you'd find yourself believing it.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at February 10, 2006 09:52 AM

Where are those Danish cartoonists when you need them? I picture Perle sitting astride a nuclear missile a la Dr Strangelove.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at February 10, 2006 10:57 AM

Kurt Vonnegut had some worthwhile observations on the personality type of the Perles of this world:

Search for 'Martians' or 'body snatchers' to go straight to his thoughts.

Posted by: sk at February 11, 2006 02:04 AM