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An unanticipated problem November 20, 2006

Posted by Jeff in "Reality has a well-known liberal bias".

“[British Prime Minister Tony] Blair was challenged by Sir David [Frost] that the Western intervention in Iraq had ‘so far been pretty much of a disaster’.

He replied: ‘It has, but you see what I say to people is why is it difficult in Iraq?’

‘It’s not difficult because of some accident in planning, it’s difficult because there’s a deliberate strategy – al-Qaeda with Sunni insurgents on one hand, Iranian-backed elements with Shia militias on the other – to create a situation in which the will of the majority for peace is displaced by the will of the minority for war.'”

Yes … there are many things you can plan for in war, but one thing for which it is impossible to plan is someone fighting you.

— Jonathan Schwarz, This Modern World Blog

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