Thursday, August 18, 2005

File this under "DUH!"

The NSA has finally coughed up documents that said that if we went to war in Iraq, we ought to be prepared for an exit strategy.

How nice of them to state the obvious...wasn't it Colin Powell who said something about the "Pottery Barn" policy?

But this telling passage indicates something more sinister afoot:
The new documents, released this month to the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information Act, also provide more evidence on when the Bush administration began planning for regime change in Iraq -- as early as October 2001.

The declassified records relate mainly to the so-called "Future of Iraq Project," an effort, initially run by the State Department then by the Pentagon, to plan for the transition to a new regime after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. They provide detail on each of the working groups and give the starting date for planning as October 2001.

Maybe that header should read "File this under D-huh?????"