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A Time Table for War.(5 posts)

A Time Table for War.jose_Tex_mex
Oct 4, 2002 1:32 PM
Okay my armchair generals. Most people believe war is inevitable - so when do you think it's going to happen?

Here's my timetable:

1) Invasion - Second week of January
2) War - about three months. IF all goes well.

I think the powers that be will let the War slide until Christmas is over. After last year's holiday season stores will be looking to rebound. Given the shaky economy I doubt anyone would want to risk the consumers further tightening their purse strings.

January in Iraq is when we have the best moon lit skies. Great time for the troops.
You forgot oneczardonic
Oct 4, 2002 1:35 PM
3)Occupation - About a decade. If all goes well.
Also, some analysis you may find useful. (Not mine, don't worry.)czardonic
Oct 4, 2002 1:53 PM
James Fallows wrote a very informative essay on the topic of what it will take to get Iraq back on its feet after a "regime change".

A shorter version is available from the Guardian:,3604,797760,00.html
The full version was published in The Atlantic: (Their server is currently down.)

Interesting stuff, no matter which side of the war you are on.
You forgot another(s)rtyszko
Oct 5, 2002 7:28 AM
4) Cost (impact in region, to us)
5) Withdrawal (how? when?)
6) What if we don't capture Saddam?
Time - inside knowledge...Eager Beagle
Oct 7, 2002 4:34 AM
What time does Saddam have his lunch?

When Tariq Aziz...