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Monday, July 21, 2003

Iraq is just practice:
The final paragraphs of an LA Times article:

Still, [Feith] and other Pentagon officials said, they are studying the lessons of Iraq closely to ensure that the next U.S. takeover of a foreign country goes more smoothly.

"We're going to get better over time," promised Lawrence Di Rita, a special assistant to Rumsfeld. "We've always thought of post-hostilities as a phase" distinct from combat, he said. "The future of war is that these things are going to be much more of a continuum.

"This is the future for the world we're in at the moment," he said. "We'll get better as we do it more often."