It occurs to me, that wasted (not-taken) Influence Warfare Opportunity that I just blogged about greatly improved the chances of Senator Obama being elected.
With the facts ignored/hidden, Obama can continue to make his claims on the Iraq war. So, he was wrong on the Surge, and he was wrong about the WMDs-as-fake-justification for the Iraq war.
So not only has USGOV freedom-of-action been reduced, not only has trust among current and potential partners been harmed, this wasted Influence Warfare opportunity may lead a Leftist US President (and all the harm that will come to the US with that).
What a clusterflop.
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