I don't think anybody anticipated the level of violence that we've encountered.
Haven't we heard that before? "I don't think anybody anticipated the levees being breached." "I don't think anybody anticipated people flying airplanes into buildings." Good grief. It's their freakin' JOB to anticipate stuff like that. Their stock excuse just exposes their unbelievable incompentence.
Okay, folks, listen up. It's simple: You invade and occupy a country and the people are going to fight back. That's how it works. How much intelligence did that take, now? Really!