Jeffrey LewisMore Wolfowitz Delusions

Wolfowitz, in October 2003, responding to suggestions that an ambush that killed several Ukranian soldiers might dash hopes for a more international force:

Actually, I visited down in that area. I met with the commander of the multinational force. It/’s in the Shia heartland where some people predicted we/’d have all kinds of trouble after the regime fell. It/’s one of the most stable parts of the country. The multinational division commanded by a Polish general, I think he has 21 nations under his command including El Salvador, Spain, I could go with the long list.

“That area” is the town of Kut, which has fallen to Shia insurgents. If that is “one of the most stable parts of the country” then what does that say about the country?

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