Why did the Iraq War go on far longer than the Bush administration expected it to?
It did not go longer that expected. Our government is now waging continuous wars.
Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld expected the war to end within a few weeks of the initial invasion. They held the entirely unreasonable expectation that Iraqis would embrace the American soldiers as their saviors for overthrowing Saddam Hussein and would immediately come together in a perfect American-style democracy. As would be expected by anyone who knows anything about the Middle East, the Iraqis saw the American soldiers as an occupying and colonialist force. Numerous paramilitary cells of different Iraqi warriors rose up to resist the American soldiers prolonging the conflict for nearly eight more years. Since US withdrawal in 2011, the insurgency has continued and the Iraqi National Government has expended numerous resources to attempt to quell it.
What was Professor Pillar's key criticism of the Bush administration's use of the policy cycle during the preparation for the war in Iraq?
A majority of the American people now believe that the Iraq War was a mistake. Despite the claims of the Bush administration, Saddam Hussein was not in any way involved in the 9/11 attacks and had no weapons of mass destruction. The war took much longer and cost far more (in both blood and treasure) than the Bush administration claimed. We were greeted as invaders, not as liberators. Many of the claims by the Bush…
According to professor Pillars article about the war in Iraq how did Bush administration use intelligence incorrectly in the policy cycle?
In the early years of the Bush administration, intelligence reports indicated that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Ultimately, these weapons could be used against the US and its allies. Since Iraq was rules by a cruel dictator, who had used poison gas on its own citizens, the US presented its case to the UN for the disarmament of these weapons. Iraq was opposed to total inspections. With all that said the US, the UK…
George Bush told America it was nessecary to invade Iraq because they had weapons of mass destruction, but apparently, those weapons were never found. Others think Bush actually invaded Iraq for oil. Saddam Hussein was changing excess petrodollars into petroeuros so the army invaded Iraq and took over the oil again
According to Professor Pillar's article about the war in Iraq how did the Bush administration use intelligence in the wrong place in the policy cycle?
we went to war looking for nukes and found oil in a longer explanation the bush administration mostly run by Dick Cheney sent us to war with Iraq after 9/11 (in spite of that country having nothing to do with that tragedy) to look for weapons of mass destruction of a nuclear nature (main goal was to find and destroy them). but after not finding anything and discovering that the supposedly trenches were just watering…