Test your attention span. Try to remember who made these statements about the Iraq War:
- "Do not be hasty because your disappointment will be huge."
- "You will reap nothing from this aggressive war, which you launched on Iraq, except for disgrace and defeat."
- "We will embroil them, confuse them, and keep them in the quagmire."
- "[T]hey [the US] cannot just enter a country of 26 million people and lay besiege to them! They are the ones who will find themselves under siege."
Give up? It's old Baghdad Bob himself, the Iraqi press secretary we in the West took such delight in deriding 4 short years ago.
Maybe he who laughs last, really does laugh best.
Marina Hyde, writing in the British paper, The Guardian, has this retrospective.