So in 1989, the most unstable and uncertain year since the war, it would have been a good idea to strip everyone in the army of newly independent Poland
I Said "Anyone who held any military rank during the communist era should be stripped of that honour,"
If you notice I use the present tence "Should be" not should have.
It would have been idiotic to try this n 1989 as some poster inferrde (Without reading my post properly) , it may have led to conflict.
But now is the time to sort business.