THE MIND OF NPR
N. Z. Bear reports a rather disturbing and bizarre exchange heard on NPR. Anne Garrels, NPR’s correspondent in Iraq, observed,
I think a curious high point was in the weeks afterwards when I realized that all the months of staying there had really been worth it because Iraqis had so accurately predicted what was going to happen happen; Iraqis knew themselves and made it very clear. So in a perverse kind of way I guess that was a high point. I was astonished at how ill-prepared the Bush administration was for the aftermath from the very beginning. And that continues to this day.