Well, not really. But I'll say this for his contrarian take on disbanding Iraq's army -- I bet he's right that if Bremer had kept the army in place, I bet that would have led to a bloody fiasco in much the way that disbanding it led to, well, a bloody fiasco. The point is: Bloody fiasco either way. If Hitchens (or, for that matter, Paul Bremer) would just admit that the whole enterprise of the war was incredibly ill-advised then they'd be much better-positioned to question the judgment of the second-guessers on this particular point.

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