Monday, September 05, 2005

Memos about the Bush Administration's planned invasion of me and the occupation to follow continue to crawl out of the woodwork. Now one dated Feb.7, 2003 has surfaced, warning of "serious planning gaps for post-conflict public security and humanitarian assistance." This one was written by three officials at the United States State Department, and came at a time the Pentagon was increasingly taking over post-war responsibilities from the State Department.

The memo also warned that "a failure to address short-term public security and humanitarian assistance concerns could result in serious human rights abuses which would undermine an otherwise successful military campaign, and our reputation internationally." Hmmmm.... Would that include things like naked human pyramid building?

It just further illustrates that the American leaders became increasingly cocky after their initial success in Afghanistan, and figured they could do no wrong.

Unfortunately no one informed us, and we screwed up what little planning they did do.