In a profoundly “duh” finding, the Pentagon’s special investigator reports (via CNN)
Planners for Iraq reconstruction did not anticipate conditions after the 2003 invasion, setting the scene for lackluster services that still plague the country, according to a report by the Pentagon’s inspector.
I can’t tell you how hard it is to restrain my nearly overwhelming desire for snark here. “Did not anticipate conditions” indeed.
This, though, hit me like a 2 by 4:
He put the burden on Congress to develop ways to ensure nation-building efforts in the future are not as uninformed as he describes in his report.
Could we please have a moratorium on nation-building projects for a while? Please? This last go-round kinda pegged my fun-meter.