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Esteemed Advisor

Iraq II

if you recall, the cakewalk into Baghdad was mostly due to intelligence flipping military leaders- often in exchange for money and safe passage for families.

Nothing wrong with that- better than spending lives and money.

I assume the inducement for the Afghan leaders was that they and their families wouldn’t get massacred. We’ll see how that goes.

Once a few go, the dam breaks, and it broke catastrophically.

BTW, Iraq was lost in the first few months when Bremmer disbanded the Sunni military. I assume that many didn’t think that was the deal.