Bush Right to Dismantle Hussein's Army

Of all the mistakes Bush made with his Iraqi adventure, I never counted on this list his dismantling of the awful army constructed by Saddam Hussein. I agree with Hitchens here that Bush's devoted critics who claim 100% certainty that this was an obvious mistake would have just as certainly claimed the same had Bush kept together that crew of brutes. To this I would add that these critics did not raise their objections to the dismantling of that gangster outfit until things started going wrong; only then did they state as obvious (the wrong-headedness of sending home the Iraqi soldiers) what they had at the time of the decision kept mum about. I doubt that these critics at the time had any view at all on that topic.

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