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1 posted on 12/23/2004 4:58:55 PM PST by Voice in your head
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To: Voice in your head

Confiscating as many of their weapons and ammo as possible
might have been a decent idea.


2 posted on 12/23/2004 5:02:26 PM PST by dwilli
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Donnelly is a sharp guy but the entire issue is a canard. The Baathist cowards scattered to the winds, there was no Army to "preserve".


3 posted on 12/23/2004 5:03:53 PM PST by jwalsh07
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I agree. And the old Sunni-dominated army would have been unacceptable to the Shiites and Kurds. It had to go. And when it did, those attached to the old order started fighting back to regain their lost power and privileges. Starting from scratch wasn't the easiest thing in the world, but think how much more lethal a Baathist commanded military would have been to our troops the other day in Mosul. The bad guys can still infiltrate the security forces of the new Iraq to hit at us - but they longer control it. In the end, that makes all the difference to Iraq's future.


5 posted on 12/23/2004 5:07:01 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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It's about time somebody pointed this out...


7 posted on 12/23/2004 5:09:00 PM PST by PowerPro (DOUBLE W - He's STILL the one. Now don't that feel GOOD????)
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I always thought disbanding the Iraqi army was a good idea...if you (plural, general "you") think it's bad NOW, imagine that we decided to hire 25,000 unknowns, 20,000 of which we later discover are still loyal to Saddam, for security and to work closely with our troops? Need I remind people that the UN SPECIFICALLY hired Saddamite thugs for security of their mission in Baghdad and of the RESULT?

Yeah, it would have been a GRAND idea to hire the the Iraqi army, lock, stock and barrel, arm them and let them mow us down like they did at the UN.

DUH!

10 posted on 12/23/2004 5:17:07 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Thud

Finally someone is stating the obvious.


15 posted on 12/23/2004 8:48:29 PM PST by Dark Wing
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