Former General McCaffrey on March 24th:
We could take, bluntly, a couple to 3,000 casualties.
And he was right, right? Because he said that on the 24th and that there’d be a “two to three day battle out there” and now it’s the 28th and we’re over 3,000 casualties? Very prescient.
However, the “couple to 3,000 casualties” quote is from March 24th, 2003, five days after Operation Iraqi Freedom began. It took four years instead of three days.
So he ain’t exactly the Oracle at Delphi.
Read the WaPo article for McCaffrey’s latest gloominess on Iraq.
As far as I can tell, he’s always been gloomy on Iraq.