Sunday, April 06, 2003

Fast moving death in Iraq; slow onslaught in America Well, it's Sunday and the war in Iraq goes forward at a hectic pace, an amazing pace for a warfare! I'm amazed that Saddam hasn't used weapons of mass destruction yet. May he never, please. I'm more concerned everyday that things have gone far too easily and that something terrible is awaiting our troops before this conflict is settled. I hope and pray I'm wrong. But it's odd that, with all the bluster spouted by the Iraqi military leadership, the reaction to the invasion has thus far been, at best, limp. It's worrisome, to say the least. And I think Saddam is the kind of madman who'd be more than happy to unleash whatever awful weapons he may have in his arsenal and go down in a blaze of glory, so to speak. Every article I've read about Saddam says he's a survivor and a megalomaniac who believes he IS IRAQ. Given that rationale, doesn't it make sense that he might reach out from the edge of death and strike his enemies as viciously as possible? Again, I pray it isn't so.
And what if we don't find weapons of mass destruction anywhere in that hellish country? Does that mean the war was for nothing? My answer is, no. We at least removed a terrible man from a position of power and, perhaps, brought new possiblities for the people of Iraq to prosper in the future. Who knows? Not me, certainly. But it's so weird that a military purported to have biological and chemical weapons wouldn't use them against an attacking force. Especially when the regime is aware that its demise a central goal of the American and British action. Perhaps Saddam is dead? Perhaps he's too injured to make sense of what's going on around him? Perhaps his sons have sold him down the river and they've taken to looting his wealth and negotiating an escape ahead of the incoming U.S. troops?
It's a frightening prospect, on the one hand, and on the other, it's wonderful that we've lost so few thus far to gain so much ground. This action has the makings of an historical military strategy that could advance the marital studies for decades or more.
On a less morbid and speculative note, I'm about to go visit with D, my baby, and spend a little time spinning some visions in the air and snacking on something sweet, I hope.
My network setup warped out today for some reason. I don't know if it was a bug or if SBC/Yahoo has cut off my service - at least soon as I disconnect today. I didn't pay the whole amount last bill and it could be that they've shut me down in lieu of payment. I hope not because I can't pay them anything this pay period.
But whatever ... roll with the changes.
That's it for now. Wishing you wondrous dreams that all come true.


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