Tue 25 Sep 2012
- Wars are much more expensive than expected (Rumsfield Principle)
- Wars will take much longer than expected (McClellan Principle)
- If you remove a despot, there WILL be a civil war
- Cleaning the mess will take much longer, and cost much more than the war.
- After you leave, there will be many people who hate you.
- The folks you put in power will be corrupt and/or inept.
- The war will empower and enrich profiteers
- When a despot is replaced with democracy, people you don’t like will attain power.
- Things will not go as planned.
- Don’t make war in Afghanistan, it will be trouble.
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