Sunday, December 10, 2006

If only...

One of the major criticisms of the early conduct of the U.S.' occupation of Iraq after overthrowing Saddam Hussein was the de-Ba'athification of the Army. Because if we would have kept all those guys around we would have had more control over them, and everything would have been fine.


This Reuters story describes what happens when a group of Saddamist sympathizers allegedly bribed an Iraqi night watch commander and recently faciliated the escape of Saddam Hussein's nephew from a prison near Mosul.

The merits of de-Ba'athification can certainly be debated, but to keep obsessing over it now does nothing to help us move forward or win the war.

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