Friday, November 28, 2003

Gen. Jay Garner, the first US-administration of occupied Iraq, spoke to the BBC about some of the errors that were committed in the occupation's early days. The full interview (available on audio from the above link) was refreshingly candid about the pre-war preparations and how higher ups actively refused him permission to surround himself with chosen knowledgeable aides.

Earlier, Gen. Garner made news by suggesting that We ought to look in a mirror and get proud and stick out our chests and suck in our bellies and say: 'Damn, we're Americans!'

Perhaps there was a little too much mirror-gazing and protester-smearing and too little preparation.

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