Saturday, November 15, 2003

General Anthony Zinni's words

This essay in The Nation quotes Zinni at length. His prewar statements are hauntingly prescient. He was in charge of Cent Com from 1997 to 2000, and it's tempting to reflect upon the course of history had he stayed on after 9-11.
Probably nothing would have changed. The Chickenhawk neocons were so bent to attacking Iraq that they would have done so even had Zinni counseled against it, and he would either have dutifully followed orders or slipped into retirement.

But still...

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