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Disbanding Saddam’s Army Was Correct, Bremer Writes

The decisions by U.S.-led forces in Iraq to disband Saddam Hussein’s army and bar senior Baathists from government jobs after “we liberated Iraq” were the “right decisions,” Paul Bremer, former U.S. administrator in Iraq, wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. “They served an important strategic purpose and recognized realities on the ground after the war,” Bremer wrote in an opinion piece. Bremer said the coalition’s objectives in Iraq went beyond “regime change” and President Bush made clear that the U.S. led forces were going to help Iraqis create “a New Iraq.” Full Story

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