It not as if they did not know the consequences of their neo-liberal crap all along.Any number of people claimed this would happen. A number of people (See Naomi Klein) have written on it.
This is a very much a mission accomplished mea culpa. Very much like the lies that lead to the War in Iraq were followed up by "we got bad intelligence" from those in power who kew all along there were no WMDS , this revelation is very much the same.
Iraq having been disintegrated as a country is a Mission accomplished. Now they can assert control by pretending they try and set things right.
A huge chunk of the remaining wealth has been transferred from the commons to the 1 percent. Mission accomplished. Now they can pretend and advance new policies they claim will fix the situation.
The only real solution for what happened In Iraq is to lock up all those war criminals that lie Countries into war and throw away the key.
The only real solution to the IMF and the bankster class that has looted the world for the benefit of the 1 percent is to throw them in jail and throw away the key.