Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Keystone Kops and Iraq

The New York Times is running a breathtaking series of articles on how the Bush administration flubbed the training of Iraqi police. The results, of course, have been decidedly deadly.

If you don't have time to read these looong articles, Kevin Drum summarizes them thusly at The Washington Monthy:
Three different groups wrote plans that nobody on the ground ever heard of; the number of trainers was laughably minuscule to start with and got even more laughable over time; and nobody really seemed to care much because they didn't figure we'd be staying around for long anyway. It's the usual story with this gang.

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