Where Did Saddam's Old Army Go?

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    When I posted links showing they joined Isis, USMB Republicans called me stupid.

    So where did Saddam's old army go?
     
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    Well certainly not many joined ISIS because the Iraqi army is about 10 times the size of ISIS. There are a number of Saddam's army personnel still serving but most are new recruits that have never seen action.

    Most of the army around Baghdad is well trained and disciplined. The army in the rest of the country isn't. They are poorly coordinated and lack discipline. They also have more allegiance to various religious and secular groups than the nation so they fight those they choose to fight.
     
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    Bush/Cheney disbanded them after the invasion, sending them home with no jobs, and no hope to support their families.

    Recently, Bush was asked why they did that.

    His answer? "I don't remember".

    Thanks, wingnuts.
     
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    Of course... ISIS, that's where Saddam's army went to. Makes perfect sense.
     
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    Who are you talking to, wingnut?
     
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    Paul Bremner, the tool, disbanded over 400,000 Iraqi army personnel which led to the insurgency against the american occupation. He also fired all the teachers and gov't workers which helped fuel the insurgency.

    It's all here
    Letter to the Editor - Video - NYTimes.com
     
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    Saddam had over a million men in his army. How many men does ISIS have?
     
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    This was long before ISIS. Many joined insurgent militias and jihadists to support themselves and their families. Even more with W's boy Maliki and after Booosh's world economic meltdown. Great job, Pubbies!
     
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    So just wondering,what was the pay given out by an insurgent group,how well did it pay for them to join up,must have been ok,if they were supporting families on an insurgent salary?
     

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