It almost slipped my mind, but it is now twelve years since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 1990. (How time flies.)
There are a lot of ideas about what might be done, should be done, will be done, by the US in respect to Iraq.
A few recent articles:
Story Filed: Friday, August 02, 2002 12:44 PM EDT
U.S. Answers Iraq on Inspections
Iraq invites arms inspector for talks
(Iraq might be hinting it is willing to have inspections.)
Supersize It: Do we have enough troops to go into Iraq?
(This article argues that the US may not have enough troops, but does not want to admit it, because to do so would raise the specter of a draft.)
BLAIR 'DEEPLY CONCERNED' OVER IRAQ ATTACK PLAN
(Note: The Mirror is a tabloid, but it is reporting a story that has also appeared elsewhere - King Abdullah says Blair confided in him about misgivings regarding the invasion of Iraq. Obviously Abdullah is not a good confidante, if this is true.)
U.S. will have to go it alone vs. Iraq
Pencil in Iraq for this August
Mark Steyn again, with his usual humorous commentary style. Quote:As mentioned elsewhere, Iraq is working on a nuclear bomb:But if a more or less civilized regime were to take over in Baghdad, it would have a tremendously destabilizing effect. By "civilized," I'm thinking no higher than a General Musharraf type, someone who's not genocidal and has greater ambitions for the treasury than the anthrax program. Were a local Musher to surface, he'd quickly be pumping an extra couple million gallons of oil a day and thus adding to the woes of the House of Saud, for whom low gas prices means rethinking the gold-plated toilet in your pad on the Riviera. The Saudis have figured that out, which is why they want the old Saddamite to stay in power indefinitely.
Experts see growing threat from Iraq
And presuming that Saddam is toppled, what happens next?
Experts Put Large Price Tag on Rebuilding of Iraq