October 5, 2004Ouch.
Ex-Overseer in Iraq Says U.S. 'Never Had Enough Troops'
Filed at 1:40 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intervention in Iraq was hampered early on by a lack of adequate forces and efforts to contain looting after the ouster of Saddam Hussein, according to the former U.S. administrator in Iraq.
``We paid a big price for not stopping it because it established an atmosphere of lawlessness,'' Paul Bremer said in a speech reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. ``We never had enough troops on the ground.''
Bremer's comments echoed charges by administration critics who argue that the U.S. government failed to plan adequately to maintain security in post-war Iraq, the newspaper said.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Now he tells us
This comes from the Times website this morning: "Ex-Overseer in Iraq Says U.S. 'Never Had Enough Troops.'" An excerpt:
Posted by dewar macleod at 10/05/2004 10:03:00 AM