U.S. war policy 'grave error'
Ex-Rumsfeld aide admits occupation of Iraq a failure
LONDON, England—One of the ideological architects of the Iraq war has criticized the U.S.-led occupation of the country as "a grave error."
Richard Perle, until recently a powerful adviser to U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, described U.S. policy in post-war Iraq as a failure.
"I would be the first to acknowledge we allowed the liberation (of Iraq) to subside into an occupation. And I think that was a grave error, and in some ways a continuing error," said Perle, former chair of the influential Defence Policy Board, which advises the Pentagon.
With violent resistance to the U.S.-led occupation showing no signs of ending, Perle said the biggest mistake in post-war policy "was the failure to turn Iraq back to the Iraqis more or less immediately.
Friday, May 28
Perle Jumps! NEXT...
In the words of my good friend Jer, when a rat's feet get wet, it jumps off the sinking ship.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 11:58 AM