Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Vernon Loeb on why the Iraqi military is performing better than expected.

This ex-DIA official I was speaking to today was speculating that Saddam is injured and incapacitated, and for that reason the defense minister is actually running the war, and that's why it's going better than expected for Iraq.

Here's the law of unintended consequences at work. Take out Saddam and you end up with more capable people actually in command.

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