Y’know, the more I think about this, the more I think any war in Iraq will proceed without any actual blood being shed. I mean, think about it - the Iraqi army will surrender straight away. They would have to be insane not to, any resistance would surely mean certain death.
So, I seriously doubt that America will even bother to attack the Iraqi army (apart from the odd rebellious unit). In any case, the army will be needed after the war so America would have to be stupid to decimate them.
That just leaves the Republican Guard in Baghdad but once US/UK forces are surrounding Baghdad, the Iraqi people will turn on Saddam. In the end the Republican Guard will side with the Iraqi people not with Saddam.
So, if done properly, there may be no war after all, just a bloodless coup.
Well, not entirely bloodless, Saddam’s blood may get spilt, but as far as I’m concerned, that’s the only real drawback to this whole thing - we only get to kill him once.
I just hope they do it properly, coz I reckon they could pull this off without killing anybody if they do it right.