Monday, February 17, 2003

Interestingly enough, this makes me feel better rather than worse.

War Planners Begin to Speak of War's Risks is an article in the New York Times.

On Page 2, here is one of the problems they are thinking about:

Chaos after Mr. Hussein is gone. Several task forces on Iraq have examined what some call the "score-settling problem," the specter of rivalries and feuds that have been bottled up for decades spinning out of control. Most have concluded that one result may be an American military occupation likely to be longer than the 18 months that Ms. Rice has talked about. Douglas J. Feith, the undersecretary of defense for policy, noted in Senate testimony last week that getting at the stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction would be a "complex, dangerous and expensive task."

OK, so what's the plan to do all this while Al Qaeda is deploying suicide bombers in a country where they speak the language and we don't?

All the same, I feel just a tiny bit better about this invasion plan than I did before reading this.

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