IS HE OR AIN’T HE?

IS HE OR AIN’T HE? We still aren’t sure whether we “got” Saddam with those initial strikes: U.S. Thinks Hussein, Sons Were In Bunker. My hope is that we did. My guess is that we didn’t. There are maybe two people in all of Iraq that have any loyalty to Saddam Hussein. So, why they wouldn’t immediately announce that he was now a corpse and say, “Please, please, please nice Americans don’t bomb us” escapes me. Still, if we have injured him or have him afraid to come out of his hole and control the action, Iraq is a headless state right now. That has to partly explain why our boys are meeting so little resistance.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.