'What We Got Right In Iraq'
When you see the headline 'What we got right in Iraq' and the word 'by' and the name 'L. Paul Bremer,' you can't help but think, 'This is going to fun.' And, yes, Bremer is reacting
to what George Tenet has written. ... Keep in mind: The now-battling Bremer and Tenet both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush. So at least one of them has to be wrong.
Right? ... All we need now is Tommy Franks to jump into the fray to make it a Medal of Freedom threefer. ... Dougie Feith is there
already! Hold on. He didn't win a Medal of Freedom. Never mind. ...
... Actually, Bremer, a good man, makes a decent case that the Iraqi army was already disbanded when he officially disbanded it -- though that argument leads to the obvious questions about why he felt compelled to disband something that was already disbanded and why he later brags in the op-ed about how the army was later rebuilt to 80 percent of its pre-invasion capacity. ... Maybe one day Bremer can explain and/or deny that, according to Tom Ricks in 'Fiasco,' he once told someone who warned him about a growing insurgency and how counterinsurgency measures learned from Vietnam might be in order, "Vietnam
! I don't want to talk about Vietnam. This is not Vietnam. This is Iraq!" ...Nearly four years later, General Petraeus is now employing many of those same counterinsurgency measures learned from Vietnam. ...