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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Who Disbanded the Iraqi Army? - Fred Kaplan

read something interesting that have been wondering about for a while. why did the US not use the existent iraqi army? prior to the war the US had admitted they were in touch with some of Saddam Hussain's general. what gave? here is an interesting speculations. frankly, though the writer speculates on ahmed chalabi a former cia and pentagon operative, if you read up on the culprits of 'the new american century' the buck should stop at dick cheney or daniel pipes - t

In his memoir, published last year, Bremer wrote that he was handed the orders—and told to announce them as soon as possible—by Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy. "We've got to show all the Iraqis that we're serious about building a new Iraq," Feith reportedly told him. "And that means that Saddam's instruments of repression have no role in that new nation."

Feith was a messenger, too, reporting directly to Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense, and ultimately to Secretary Rumsfeld.

Did Rumsfeld write the order? Bob Woodward, in State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, quotes Rumsfeld as saying that the order came from elsewhere. Does that mean it came from the White House? My guess is it came from Vice President Dick Cheney, if only because his is one of the most leakproof offices in Washington. Had the order originated someplace else, that fact would have leaked by now. It's like the dog that didn't bark in the Sherlock Holmes story; unbarking dogs in this administration, especially at this late date of decrepitude, tend to be the hounds in Cheney's kennel.

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