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If the memory of D-day and all that followed have provided 60 years of inspiration, they also set a trap. Anticipating the scene in Baghdad once the G.I.s rolled in was so easy; we remember Paris. Presuming gratitude for our generosity and sacrifice was only natural; think of the Marshall Plan. How much easier it was for war planners to ignore the warnings, dilute their planning with wishful thinking, when on the most fateful day in the history of modern warfare, so many wishes actually came true.