5,851. 5/15/2004

In May 2004, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote: ” ‘This has been a crushingly depressing period, especially for people who support the war in Iraq. …The predictions people on my side made about the postwar world have not yet come true. The warnings others made about the fractious state of post-Saddam society have.’ In retrospect, he added, the plan to simply remove Saddam, establish democracy, and depart the country ‘seems like a childish fantasy.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco, Page 380

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