Friday, November 07, 2003

Ret. Colonel Dan Smith answers questions in Rummy 'long hard slog' memo: "A copy of subject memo came to my attention even though I am not on the "to" or "CC" list. Obviously, you or a senior member of your staff anticipated that I would be able to provide a thoughtful, practical reply based on independent, unbiased research. My responses follow each of your queries."

"Will the US and the world be safer as a result of these two (and potentially other) interventions? History will be the judge, but at the moment, the weight of criticism suggests that these two interventions have increased US insecurity, endangered global instability and increased terrorist recruitment."

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