If there’s one thing on which the talk-show bobbleheads and newspaper wiseacres all agree, it’s that Iraq envoy Jerry Bremer ruined a perfectly good invasion by disbanding the Iraqi army and thus creating the insurgency.

It’s nonsense, of course. De-Baathification might have enraged Sunnis but it probably bought some time with the Shiite majority, which mattered more. Besides, the insurgency would have happened anyway.