From Daily Kos:
Ahh, the forces of Democracy and freedom continue to consolidate their gains in Iraq. Well, except that the nation’s largest minority group is agitating for an early US withdrawl and the establishment of an Iran-friendly repressive Islamic state.
And somehow, this has “surprised” US planners . …And lest anyone blame our intelligence services, remember that they warned of this very scenario months before the war. It’s the reason Richard Perle and his chickenhawk allies set up their own rival intelligence operation in the Pentagon. You know — the people who were sure there were WMDs in Iraq, that Hussein had ties to Al Qaeda, and that Iraq forces would lay down their arms and shower our troops with petals the second we set foot in Iraq.