Q: What’s your assessment of the war in Iraq?
A: Utter debacle. … (Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten … That’s why he retired immediately afterward.
We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies.
Q: What is the cost to our country?
A: For the first thing, our credibility is utterly zero. So we destroyed whatever credibility we had. … And I say “we,” because the American public went along with this. They voted for a second Bush administration out of fear, so fear is what they’re going to have from now on.
Go Ahead and read the rest of what this retired Sergeant Major of Delta Force has to say. (he participated in the failed Iran hostage rescue in 1980)