Blueprint for a MessAn extensive dissection of the failures of the Pentagon and Bush Administration. A number of powerful people appear to have been delusional, probably including Bush himself.
If Powell was the man many thought he was, he ought to have resigned over this. Heck, Bush should be impeached for incompetence. (Alas, probably not an impeachable offense? I'm sure we could find others.)
Given where we are now, what should our goals be? We cannot leave our forces pinned down in Iraq indefinitely -- we don't have that big an army. At this point, we probably can't "win" anyway.