Thursday, May 25, 2006

A bit of candor on Iraq

: "Blair regretted the way in which Saddam Hussein's political allies were expelled from the Iraqi military and government soon after the fall of Baghdad. Critics have said the purge left a security vacuum and encouraged former regime loyalists to take up arms against the newly installed government.

Blair also said allies seriously underestimated the strength and determination of the insurgency.

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'It should have been very obvious to us' from the beginning, Blair said."

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