The American military has not properly tracked hundreds of thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces and has failed to provide spare parts, maintenance personnel or even repair manuals for most of the weapons given to the Iraqis, a federal report released Sunday has concluded.
You know, war isn't improvisational theater, you incompetent idiots. Yes, you have to be able to shift your "tactics", but those tactics are usually based on a fucking plan! You don't waltz into a notoriously fragmented country, destroy the infrastructure, remove the only thing holding the country together, and waltz out again.
The Bush Administration, itching for a reason to invade Iraq and remove Saddam, took advantage of a horrible national tragedy and, with utter disregard for the sage warnings of career military men and geopolitical history, rushed into a war in the Middle East without planning for (a) occupation; or (b) an exit. Yeah, that's some plan.
Before Bush was "elected" in 2000, I argued with my Republican-leaning friends that this man could not be trusted with the nation's health. His incompetence shone through in every endeavor he attempted; each and every time, somebody bailed his sorry ass out because he got in way over his head.
And now it's not just a baseball team or failed oil company that is suffering.