Neo-Con conquest Lite: I know, let's disband the Iraqi Army and immediately criminalise the entire senior leadership. Look we've even produced a pack of cards!I cant fault that.
I would suggest though that there were those in the State Department in particular who had convinced themselves that somehow a new, pro western, nation would emerge without any effort whatsoever.
I would also add that there were rather too many folks in uniform on both sides of the pond who thought the same thing.
The Brits? Errr, no you can entirely ignore their suggestion to retain the IA in Barracks on full pay. What'd we wanna do that for?
(... D CCmd; oh, ffs....)