Neocon on Iraq: 'Greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history'
If you went to a protest in 2002 or read a progressive magazine you'd have read -- ad nauseam -- this critique of the approaching war in Iraq: Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 and thus, attacking Iraq would have the adverse effect of decreasing our security as it would put the attack on Arabs on display, inflaming tensions in the Middle East and perhaps turn Iraq into an America-hating free for all.
Well, good to see some Neocons come aboard at this late date. From Evan Lehmann comes this shocker from what Juan Cole describes as "Neocon Central," the Hudson Institute:
"Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Odom, a Vietnam veteran, said the invasion of Iraq alienated America's Middle East allies, making it harder to prosecute a war against terrorists. The U.S. should withdraw from Iraq, he said, and reposition its military forces along the Afghan-Pakistani border to capture Osama bin Laden and crush al Qaeda cells. 'The invasion of Iraq I believe will turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Odom, now a scholar with the Hudson Institute.'(Informed Comment)
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