SWJ Blog is reporting that the story being trumpeted earlier today that declared the situation in Iraq a major debacle is misleading, to say the least:
The Miami Herald piece on a NDU “occasional paper” (Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath), quoted alternately as a Pentagon or NDU study, raised some flags here at SWJ. So we asked the author, Joseph Collins, to provide some context. His reply
That’s followed by a lengthy quote from Mr. Collins. Here’s the meat of the quote:
the implication of the Herald story was that this study was mostly about current events. Such is not the case. It was mainly about the period 2002-04.
This is followed by a summary of the actual findings of the study.