The author of this article (.pdf) goes through the possible list of decision makers and comes up with this theory by process of elimination: Abstract.In May 2003 Paul Bremer issued CPA Orders to exclude from the new Iraq government members of the Baath Party (CPA Order 1) and to disband the Iraqi Army (CPA Order 2). These two orders severely undermined the capacity of the occupying forces to maintain security and continue the ordinary functioning of the Iraq government. The decisions reversed previous National Security Council judgments and were made over the objections of high ranking military and intelligence officers. The article concludes that the most likely decision maker was the Vice President. Would anyone be surprised to learn that Dick Cheney was instrumental in the creation of ISIS?
He's Bozo the fucking clown. Actually, apologies to Bozo(s), who, best as I can tell, never violated the first rule of hunting safety, and didn't conclusively identify their target before pulling the trigger.
And you know it was an accident, because I doubt old Dick could hit the broad side of a barn on purpose...even if a no-bid, cost-plus contract for Halliburton depended on it.