I’m thinking about the whole situation in Iraq, and something occured to me. If special forces from the US or UK were to assasinate Saddam Hussein, then he would no longer be a threat. We could move in and take control of government quite easily, as the army and people would probably be pleased that he’s gone.
We can then look for these weapons of mass destruction that he supposedly has hidden somewhere. I hope to god that we find some, otherwise we’ll look very silly in front of France et al.
The next step would be to enforce a complete regime change. This will presumably involve a long stay in Bagdhad, to ensure that things are run properly for a while.
Job done. Go home.
Too simple? Do you think taking out Saddam is a mission objective? Do you think it’s better to bomb the crap out of Bagdhad, and maybe take him out if we’re lucky?