the military's elite covert counter-terrorist unit.
Q: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq?
A: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first. The reasons were wrong. The reasons of this administration for
taking this nation to war were not what they stated. (Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and ... pursued warfare that
he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward. His own staff could tell him
what was going to happen afterward.
We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably
fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the
third world war, all for their own personal policies.