Superior Force will Win the Day - Edward Luttwak

(London Times) - No serious analyst believes Saddam's threat of defending the Iraqi capital street by street. There are 1 million Kurds and Turkomans and almost 2 million Shi'ites in Baghdad, many of whom have lost family members to Saddam’s bloody campaigns of repression. The Sunni Arabs have suffered even longer under the brutal regime. Once American and British troops arrive to guarantee that Baghdad’s inhabitants will not be abandoned, the vast majority of the city's population are far more likely to turn against their oppressors than to fight troops that would free them from tyranny.

2002-11-11 00:00:00

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