posted on Feb, 16 2003 @ 01:47 PM
Pirate, read Schwarzkopf's book - "It Doesn't Take A Hero". He lays out all his frustrations and resentments about stupid burocrats limiting the
military machine from completing it's objectives in GWI. He said, "Look, we're here now and need to finish the job by taking Baghdad", but the
damned politicians interferred and blocked him from accomplishing that.
I also believe that France has a vested interest in blocking the U.S. from toppling Saddam, because all their oil deals with him would be jeprodized.
Both France and Germany have deals for Iraqi oil and resent / fear American involvement and especially control over the oil flow in Iraq (to them).
So they continue to stall for time, thereby aiding Saddam because they all know that the longer this drags out, the more war protestors will get on
TV, swaying public sentiment. Also, the incredible cost of maintaining the military build-up and readiness would be compromised.
Let's face the facts: Saddam Hussein is a threat to world peace and his days are numbered. The allied forces aren't there for a picnic, and will
surely go in, do the business and get him - one way or another. Even, if he went into exile, his life wouldn't be worth a plugged nickel.