. . . flawed assumptions. Hilzoy’s best graf:
There are, in these slides, various contingency plans. What will we do if we don’t get to fly over various countries? How will we respond to a Predator being shot down, to the Iraqis using WMD against us, to a major attack on the Kurds? It’s a pity we didn’t plan for other contingencies, like an insurgency or a civil war.
Read it and weep, indeed.