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We failed to plan for post-war Iraq, Hoon admits

Posted by alanmirs on May 4, 2007

COALITION leaders failed to plan sufficiently for the realities of ending the war in Iraq and were over-optimistic about how Iraqis would respond, Geoff Hoon, the defence secretary at the time of the invasion, has admitted

Mr Hoon, now minister for Europe, also said that British officials underestimated the influence of Dick Cheney, the vice-president of the United States



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