Underestimating the war:
Where the hell has the media been?
For months, leading up to the invasion of Iraq, almost no one in the media questioned remarks made by the generals or the chickenhawks who basically said this was going to be an easy war. Rumsfeld was even quoted as saying that the Iraqis would "accept" that the U.S. was liberating them and they would rise up against their dictator. Well, it didn't happen overnight, like they all suggested. And finally, the media has started to take a look at all the crap that was being promoted - with almost no challenge.
Here are some links to check out:
The Flaw in Shock and Awe
Some ask whether plan underestimated Iraqis
Brass rethink battle plan: Resistance found to be stronger than thought
Conservative commentators pretend they never said the war would be a cakewalk