A failure of vision

A failure of vision. Gen John Keane, Army Vice Chief of Staff (the Army's #2) in testimony before the House Armed Services Committe on July 15th.

The intellectual capital to prepare ourselves properly for an insurgency was not there,”

There were very few people who actually envisioned,
honestly, before the war, what we are dealing with now after the regime
went down

“We have a lot of young folks that paid the price
for that lack of foresight. Am I correct?” Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), the
committee’s ranking Democrat, asked.

“Right, yes, sir,” Keane replied.

NOTE: Of course, not everyone had a failure of vision on this. [John Robb's Weblog]

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