Bush admits "Miscalculation"


NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Bush acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that he had miscalculated post-war conditions in Iraq, The New York Times reported.
The paper quoted Bush as saying during a 30-minute interview that he made "a miscalculation of what the conditions would be" in post-war Iraq.

But he insisted that the 17-month-long insurgency was the unintended by-product of a "swift victory" against Saddam Hussein's military, the Times reported.

Bush said his strategy had been "flexible enough" to respond. "We're adjusting to our conditions" in places like Najaf, the paper quoted him as saying.

The Times said Bush deflected further inquiries as to what had gone wrong with the occupation
Well that's all right then. A "Miscalculation"

A by-product of the "Swift Victory" and not a by-product of some perfectly crappy decisions by Bremner and others? A Miscalculation, and not a by-product of not allowing free and fair elections as promised from the start?

A "Miscalculation" and not a by-product of trying to install your own puppet regime, and trying to force the population to accept it?

Sistani has already proven in 24 hours, just how much respect the Shi'as have for the "Interim but permanent if we can get away with it" Government of Iraq

In an interview published on Friday in USA Today, Bush said that Americans will re-elect him to a second term even if they disagree with his decision to invade Iraq.
I don't think it's in the bag just yet Mr. President.

I wonder when the Enigmatic Eminence will make a similar announcement?

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