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The former chief of the general staff said the approach taken by Donald Rumsfeld, the then US defence secretary, was "intellectually bankrupt", describing his claim that US forces "don't do nation-building" as "nonsensical".
Originally posted by Chorlton
But it makes it even more damning when a top Army chief says things like that, and it surely must make some people wake up now, or have they known it all along and just put up with it?.
Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
Rumsfeld tried to fight a war on the cheap without enough soldiers and equipment, The pencil pushers also thought that the Iraqis would take to governing themselves rather quickly which did not happen. We are paying the price now. You cant control a country the size of Iraq with less than 2 million soldiers any truthful military person will tell you that.