Monday, July 21, 2003

Why did Baghdad fall without a fight?: Suggestive (but somewhat conspiratorial) Kagarlitsky article makes the case that the Baghdad ruling elite have been acting according to plan in the fight with the vastly superior US military. At any rate it seems clear that the former Baath party, republican guard, and Iraqi army is the natural agent for the US, and it does surprise me they have not acted more promptly to re-employ them. Surely 100,000 or so former Republican guard or Army personnel would be cheaper than US soldiers and in fact the only viable alternative.

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