News reports this week say that Iraq is reinstating some 20,000 officers who were part of Saddam Hussein’s army. Huh? Didn’t we just dismantle that army after first whipping them, throwing their murderous leader out of office, and then hanging him? I don’t get it.
Weren’t they part of the evil regime that terrorized the nation and their neighboring countries? I mean, Saddam himself wasn’t the only bad guy in Iraq, was he? Without his army of thugs behind him, how could he have gotten away with so much for so long? If these are good men, why didn’t they take him down a long time ago? If they were not part of the solution, then weren’t they part of the problem?
These are not nice people. Most of the officers being reinstated are Sunnis, who dominated Saddam’s regime. After Saddam fell, many of them took their experience in bloodletting and joined the insurgents, and are responsible for many American deaths in the ongoing efforts to bring peace to this warlike land.
What’s to stop these clowns from rearming themselves and putting another dictator in place, so we have to go back and do the same thing all over again in fifteen or twenty years? Did we give the Nazis control of the German army once Adolph Hitler killed himself and we beat Germany into submission?
Hitler wasn’t the only sadist killing and torturing people in concentration camps. It took a lot of sick bastards to do what they did during the Nazi regime. The same for Saddam Hussein. His underlings were just as evil as he was, and putting them back in charge of Iraq’s army is a recipe for disaster. But it shows you the thinking of that nation. They have not learned from their recent history, and I fear that we are doomed to relive it all over again.
I don’t get this whole idea that once the bullets stop flying, we all shake hands and walk away friends. We’re talking war, not a football game. Bad guys are bad guys, and their very nature doesn’t change just because the politicians decide we have achieved whatever lofty goals they set in the LaLa Land they live in.
How about if we give released felons who served time for violent crimes a handgun and a ski mask when they walk out of prison?
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