Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Jerome's point is a good one, that you can't extract oil in the face of a resisting population.

But these jokers genuinely believed that they were liberating Iraq from the yoke of Saddam, and that everything would be hunky-dory once the benefits of free market capitalism became apparent.

It's not beyond the bounds of possibility that with the correct analysis, strategy and execution, they could actually have achieved their aims.

But that's not what happened, is it? It was probably the biggest strategic fuck-up since......the last one.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Apr 26th, 2009 at 12:10:40 PM EST
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