Feint left, strike right
Posted by aogMonday, 07 October 2002 at 16:31 TrackBack Ping URL

There's a post over at Rantburg about "US intelligence experts believe that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will be ousted by members of his inner circle before US forces launch a major ground attack". Rantburg is of the opinion that Hussein won't react much because if that were really true, we wouldn't be saying it. On the other hand, perhaps the plan is to convince Hussein to "having as many people around him shot as he can lay hands on" which would be an excellent thing to have happen right before an invasion. Further, once people start getting shot in job lots you'd expect either mass defections or spontaneous, desperate rebellion (one is far more likely to rebel if one is going to be shot regardless).