SoCo would've done whatever sounds good but can't be proven because it wasn't done.
Bush and Rumsfeld don't have to be military strategists. That's why they have generals. And yes, I think this administration has done an admirable job. Could it have been better? No doubt. But war is a series of decisions made with the info at hand -- and there are a lot of armchair quarterbacks that forget that when looking back years later.