Saturday, July 12, 2003

'No real planning for postwar Iraq'

A revealing article by Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel contends that the civilian leadership of the Pentagon "didn't develop any real postwar plans because they believed that Iraqis would welcome U.S. troops with open arms and Washington could install a favored Iraqi exile leader as the country's leader."

Installing Ahmed Chalabi is now viewed as an impossibility, and Landay and Strobel report that there is "no backup plan."