The Senate Intelligence committee has just released a CIA sponsored report from the National Intelligence Counsel, which was prepared and delivered to the Bush administration two months prior to going to war. Unfortunately, the Bush administration did not listen, because the report is alarmingly accurate in its predictions for sending troops into Iraq. The report predicts the following scenarios, which have come to pass...
The recovery of Al Qaida forces in Afghanistan
An increase in terrorism by Al Qaida
A lengthy war and US presence in Iraq
Increasing global support for Al Qaida
Al Qaida will gain new allies
Iran will improve relations with Syria
Other countries will speed up all programs to produce WMD for their defense programs
A greater terrorist threat against the US
Factional violence leading to civil war
Wouldn't you know it? The one source of credible intel in regards to the war, and the Bush administration failed to listen. The Bush administration claimed WMD's in Iraq, but upon their incursion, failed to secure those sites. They knew we would increase the level of terrorism in Iraq, but failed to secure the borders.
What can you expect from an administration so arrogant as to think they could invade a country, overthrow its dictator and restore order, in a quote- unquote "cakewalk". Additionally, they actually predicted they would be welcomed as "liberators." My gawd, folks, where do we go from here? We stay, we're screwed. We leave and Iraq is screwed. Not only Iraq, but the Bush administration has put its indelible mark upon the entire region. Unfortunately, for the worse.