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Posted By: Amos
23-Dec-03 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
From Slate's "Today's Papers" site:

The Post's Style section profiles former Centcom commander General George Zinni, who endorsed Bush in 2000 and has become one of the fiercest critics of the invasion of Iraq. "I think the American people were conned into this," he says. "The more I saw, the more I thought that this was the product of the neocons who didn't understand the region and were going to create havoc there. These were dilettantes from Washington think tanks who never had an idea that worked on the ground." Zinni says that after he oversaw the bombing of Baghdad in 1998, he thought Saddam was on the verge of falling, so he drew up a detailed plan for occupying Iraq, called Desert Crossing. Concerned that his plan wasn't being properly considered, before the war Zinni called a Centcom general, asking, "Are you guys looking at Desert Crossing?" The general responded, "What's that?"