This morning’s Required Reading comes from StrategyPage.
Tom Holsinger looks at the looming renewed war wth Iraq, but doesn’t expect there to be much of a fight:
We don’t think we’ll have to fight. I.e., the national command authority expects Saddam Hussein will be dead when we go in and that our troops in Kuwait will enter Iraq unopposed. This might happen through assassination. Anecdotal evidence in Mark Bowden’s article in the current Atlantic Monthly indicates that Saddam’s security forces have lost respect for him and are rather cynical about him.
Holsinger also says nukes are a possibility, but only if Saddam first launches a g