Saddam’s fit of compassion

Tony Blair is briefing that Saddam has fired the Iraqi commander in charge of air defence about Baghdad. We are supposed to draw the conclusion that the missiles that have hit civilians in Baghdad were stray Iraqi missiles.
En route to this conclusion, we are presumably also supposed to believe
a) that Saddam now cares so much for his people, he’s
b) prepared to fire commanders in the midst of battle for
c) mistakes that can only serve his own propaganda ends.
The suicide bombing tactic might presage the imminent creation by the US and UK of their very own pet West Bank and Gaza Strip concentrated on urban areas in Iraq. Could this conflict last years?
America’s top infantry commander, William Wallace: “The enemy we’re fighting is different from the one we’d war-gamed against.” (How terribly uncooperative of them.)

About David

I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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