Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Well He'll Be a Monkey's Chimperor's Uncle After lambasting him yesterday and many times before, it appears that the man who should be mistaken for Bob Novak's even eviller brother says, "Whoopsie".
"I would be the first to acknowledge we allowed the liberation (of Iraq) to subside into an occupation. And I think that was a grave error, and in some ways a continuing error," said Perle, former chair of the influential Defence Policy Board, which advises the Pentagon. With violent resistance to the U.S.-led occupation showing no signs of ending, Perle said the biggest mistake in post-war policy "was the failure to turn Iraq back to the Iraqis more or less immediately. "We didn't have to find ourselves in the role of occupier. We could have made the transition that is going to be made at the end of June more or less immediately," he told BBC radio, referring to the U.S. and British plan to transfer political authority in Iraq to an interim government on June 30.
Of course, it should be added, Perle is never entirely correct about anything, as they immediate turn over to the Iraqis to him would have meant turning it over to Ahmed Chalabi.
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