Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, February 03, 2003

The leader of the Iraqi exile community in Iran has announed that if a US led war against Saddam begins, his militia will march into Iraq. He still thinks it should be an Iraqi effort with allied air and logistical support. I see some issues with that, among them the fact that the Republican Guard is a real military unit as opposed to the Taliban that we helped the Northern Alliance scatter. Secondly, while there may be some resentment of foreign troops liberating them (although, historically this hasn't happened) how will they feel about Iraqis who haven't got ot coming back and setting up a new government? It may be nice to not have to put Allied ground troops in the line of fire, doing so would make the war much faster and less destructive. Training, equipment and fighting style would see to that.

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