(I originally tried to post this last week, on March 25. It was more timely then, but the server had trouble with postings. The problems have been fixed, so I resurrected the item.)
This war is going to take longer, be bloodier, and be much more difficult than people seem to want to admit. Why does anyone expect different? Why are people surprised that we aren’t being welcomed as liberators?
Last time, Saddam had invaded Kuwait, and his troops were merely withdrawing from an unjust battlefield. This time, they are defending their homeland and their right to sovereignty. Many Iraqis don’t support Saddam, but neither do they welcome a conquering Western superpower.
Settle in for an ugly, drawn out war, folks. It’s the only way they come.