First, many Kudos to Zack for pointing out agonist.org. It's been an invaluable resource.
Interesting analysis of the urban warfare to come. Money quote:
It's a well-written article. The other important thrust is that Saddam has done us two major favours:
1) Keeps the Republican Guard out of the city (fearing a coup), making them much easier to pick off outside of city limits.
2) Long, wide roads, so that he can quell any civilian uprisings with his own tanks. Just wide enough for an Abrams...
We'll be sure to send Saddam a fruit basket.
Anyway, here's another interesting tidbit:
The Minister of Information has promised to take journalists to Saddam Int'l Airport tomorrow, to prove that it hasn't been taken over. How is he going to weasel his way out of that one?
US Air Force: "We had no idea Saddam would be touring Baghdad. If we had known, we would have welcomed him properly.". <I doubt that video was current, but I love the quote>.
Edited by Certifiably Cait, 27 August 2012 - 02:13 PM.