Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Intelligence Failure Due to Wishful Thinking
In an article posted on 19 April 2011, Simon Assaf of the SWP (UK) says that "accepting the deployment of Western ground forces remains a line that no [Libyan] rebels are yet prepared to cross." On Libya, this organization has so far distinguished itself among left-wing voices by being consistently at odds with the real world, due to a combination of intelligence failure and wishful thinking (the latter, imho, is the cause of the former). On the same day as Assaf's statement above, the Wall Street Journal reports: "Rebels in Misrata Call for Foreign Troops."