Photo Gallery: The Iraq Disaster
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Photo Gallery: The Iraq Disaster

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At Sea in the Desert US Diplomats Bewildered and Bamboozled in Baghdad

Roughly 5,500 classified cables from the US Embassy in Baghdad paint a grim picture of why America's stunning military victory over Iraq devolved into disaster: The Americans allowed themselves to get entangled in the Sunni-Shiite conflict while being systematically outmaneuvered by the Iranians.

ORIGINAL: The Key Iraq Cable