This 8-minute interview is from the Cato Podcast, sponsored by the Cato Institute, no liberal hotbed that, to say nothing of the Hudson Institute.
So, the obvious question is: what the hell is keeping so-called liberals or progressives in Congress and elsewhere from making these obvious points?
Note Odom's connection to Brzezinski, who has also been on a tear. The latter is no bottom-up progressive liberal, for sure; an old Trilateral Commissioner, among many other things, including an initiator and enabler (with Saint Carter) of the Central American slaughter of the 80s.
Yet these guys realize that the Iraq mess, from a purely self-interested standpoint, is a disaster for the US. Interesting.
"The war was not in our interest. It was in the interest of Iran and Al Qaeda. How can you win a war that's accomplishing the goals of your enemy?"
Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. As Director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988, he was responsible for the nation's signals intelligence and communications security. From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer.
From 1977 to 1981, General Odom was Military Assistant to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski. As a member of the National Security Council staff, he worked upon strategic planning, Soviet affairs, nuclear weapons policy, telecommunications policy, and Persian Gulf security issues. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1954, and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1970.