Tony Blair is a funny man:
[Blair] was challenged by Sir David that the Western intervention in Iraq had “so far been pretty much of a disaster”.
He replied: “It has, but you see what I say to people is why is it difficult in Iraq?
“It’s not difficult because of some accident in planning, it’s difficult because there’s a deliberate strategy – al-Qaeda with Sunni insurgents on one hand, Iranian-backed elements with Shia militias on the other – to create a situation in which the will of the majority for peace is displaced by the will of the minority for war.”
Yes…there are many things you can plan for in war, but one thing for which it is impossible to plan is someone fighting you.