November 04, 2003

Saddams folly leading up to the recent conflict

Great article - discusses potential support from French and Russian contingencies. However, the one item that I found very interesting was this:

"Investigators of the Iraq Survey Group have discovered that in the months before the war, many specific military and civilian defensive measures ordered by Hussein in past conflicts were only partially carried out or were completely ignored. There appears to have been “some kind of breakdown in the structure that was controlling things,"

Yeah, wonder how much our CIA guys and Spec Ops folks had to do with that "breakdown in the structure" responsible for the miscommunication.