Christopher Dickey has an interesting piece in Newsweek entitled The Chaos Theory. His basic argument–and it’s worth reading–is that the US coalition will easily topple Saddam, but that there may be some nasty internecine fighting down the line that could be worse than the situation now. The irony of this argument is that it was the primary reason Bush 41 didn’t topple Saddam back in 1991–a decision that has been widely lambasted since.

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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.