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Originally posted by 46ACE
My thoughts: the Iraqi troops were escaping from kuwait after looting; they made a horrible tactical error by being packed on those highways to Basra and Baghdad.
Coalition troops stopped the retreat and shotup the convoys.
1)War is nasty business, but you play to win.
General Schwartzkopf wanted to go all the way into Bahgdad because he knew we'd have to go back if we left Saddam with any republican guard troops and equipment. Popular opinion on the street ( liberal debate) said" the U.N..sanctioned action to remove Saddams forces from Kuwait had been "achieved".
I also think we should leave war fighting to the commanders on the ground; not the NSC and president ( civilians) and Frickin' u.n. "permission"a few thousand miles removed.edit on 2-2-2011 by 46ACE because: (no reason given)