I don’t want to wedge this into any of the numerous Iraq-related threads, especially since most of them are in GD and in the Pit. I myself am neutral on the issue of whether or not we should go to war with Iraq. I’m just wondering about what will happen if we do.
I’ve heard about this thing called an e-bomb, which emits a pulse strong enough to permanently disable every electrical system within a very wide radius. Apparently GWB wants this to be our first strike, making the Iraqis sitting ducks for our troops in the ensuing chaos.
But would it really work that way? How much do they depend on their electricity? And would we really have the advantage when we moved in? I mean, these guys are desert fighters. They’re prepared to defend from caves, radios or no radios. How many Gulf War vets will be returning for this action? And don’t we already have our best (for MidEast action, I mean) deployed in Afghanistan?