War Already?


The Washington Post runs with sketchy sources who say that U.S. special ops teams are already inside Iraq, gathering intel and looking to turn Iraqis against Saddam.

If true, that wouldn't be a particular surprise. But it would make U.S. case-building at the UN look even more absurd. Why go thru the exercise if we really don't care if the rest of the world concurs?

Actually, the most interesting info in the piece is speculation that this Iraq war would unfold very differently than the Gulf War of 1991. In sum, a single massive airstrike won't herald the start of hostilities and U.S. ground forces will not just swoop in at the end.