Slow war?
Posted by aogMonday, 24 March 2003 at 15:33 TrackBack Ping URL
We're now hearing how the war is turning into a quagmire because the invasion has been going on for over 100 hours and it's not over. That is silly even by modern standards.

The minor point is that in the previous Gulf War there was six weeks of bombing before the ground invasion. That adds up to a total of 1108 hours. We'll see where we are then for comparison.

Second, of course, is that the troops have in fact gone farther in 100 hours than we did last time even without six weeks of a massive air campaign. For those not paying attention, in the previous effort we didn't take Baghdad. We managed to have a short war by not finishing it. Let's not repeat that mistake.