Tuesday, May 24, 2011

There is no such thing as a crazy or mad enemy - Saddam's Strategy

If you want to understand just how profoundly badly we mis-judged Saddam and his intentions read these two excellent reports:

1. Saddam's War: An Iraqi Military Perspective of the Iran-Iraq War
2. Iraqi Perspectives Project

Why does this matter now?

Name your enemy. There is no such thing as a crazy or mad enemy. Everyone acts rationally. What is rational for a particular leader and people will depend on their culture.

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