Talk about an anticlimax. This war was easy. Bush and Blair were right. Saddam had to go. And he went.
Except maybe the media who a week ago was saying how everyone was surprised at how tough it was. I wonder if now they are surprised that it was so easy as well. And does that mean they are surprised that they were surprised that it was surprisingly easy? I'm surprised that everyone is so surprised that it went surprisingly easily. I'm not surprised.Originally posted by N_Quire
Everyone was surprised at how easily the regime crumbled.
Well Bush did put Powell (as is traditional) in charge of the reconstruction and not Rumsfeld.I hope Rumsfeld and Wolfawitz are as good at planning peace, and that they start to listen to Colin Powell and Tony Blair.
Is that first sentence how you meant to word that? "Accurately?" You're not serious, are you? The media's job (as they see it) is to SENSATIONALIZE the possibilities for the future. They don't "predict," they speculate. And the wilder the better. That maximizes the "surprise" when the predictions don't pan out. Two stories for the price of one. Not that I'm jaded or anything...Originally posted by Njorl
It is the media's business to accurately predict the future, and be suprised when it happens. Nobody wants to watch news that everyone was expecting, nor do they want to be informed by dummies who couldn't see it coming. It's a paradox. Where's Wu Li?
No, Saddam's downfall was the result of a combination of factors, including military intervention by the United States and its allies, as well as internal opposition and uprisings within Iraq.
It is difficult to say for sure whether Bush and Blair accurately predicted the aftermath of Saddam's downfall. While they believed that removing Saddam from power would lead to a more stable and democratic Iraq, the country has faced ongoing challenges and conflicts since his downfall.
The media played a significant role in shaping the public perception of Saddam's downfall. While some media outlets portrayed it as a swift and decisive victory for Bush and Blair, others highlighted the ongoing violence and instability in Iraq.
No, the downfall of Saddam did not lead to lasting peace in the region. While it did remove a dictator from power, it also created a power vacuum and sparked ongoing conflicts and instability in Iraq and the surrounding region.
The international community had varying reactions to Saddam's downfall. While some countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, supported the military intervention, others, such as France and Germany, opposed it. The United Nations also had differing opinions and resolutions regarding the situation in Iraq.