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The insurgency, he maintained, was the unintended result of a "swift victory" that led to Iraqi troops disappearing into the cities and mounting a rebellion.
"The president has to make hard decisions. My job is to confront problems not pass them on. And the American people have seen me make the hardest of decisions. That's just going to have to be a part of their decision-making process."
Because there is more work to be done to make the world a freer and more peaceful place. It is essential that America lead in the 21st century in order to defeat the ideologues who use terror as a weapon, in order to secure the homeland, but also in order to spread liberty.
Originally posted by WuvLove
"President Bush said today that he miscalculated the conditions when he sent U.S. Troops into Iraq.
In a separate interview with USA Today, Bush said Thursday that he believes he made the right decision to invade Iraq and thinks voters will not deny him a second term even if they disagree with the war"
The army and especially the Republican Guard wasn't completely disbanded. It did largely disappear. Remember when the whole Iraqi government seemed to vanish? That was representative of the of the military leadership.
Sweeping away remnants of pre-war Iraq, Paul Bremer, the top U.S. civilian administrator in Iraq, on Friday dissolved the Iraqi Armed Forces, the ministries of Defense and Information, and other security institutions that supported Saddam Hussein's regime.
An American senior coalition official said the move effectively disbands the Army, the Republican Guard and the Revolutionary Command Council, among others, and cancels any military or other ranks conferred by the previous regime.
"These actions are part of a robust campaign to show the Iraqi people that the Saddam regime is gone and will never return," the official said.
It also puts an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 soldiers out of work, as well as an estimated 2,000 Information Ministry employees....
...The order also suspends conscription and turns the property of the armed forces and other dissolved entities over to the Coalition Authority.