Your prediction for when the bombs drop
The last war with Iraq started the night of the last chance to comply.
When do you predict this one will start? My guess? This week for sure, but to narrow it down, my guess is going to be between Tuesday night and Thursday night.
I think since we're just getting the inspectors out that it won't start for a few days. I can't see it going much longer than two weeks. I doubt it will last more than a month, at most.
Yeru started a thread of this topic a couple months ago.
I think I said April 1st.
Some are worried that Sa-Damn Insane will hold the inspectors hostage... I'm actually worried that France might try to pull some political punch to keep them in Iraq thinking that the US would not dare invade with them there.
I would not be surprised if the cruse missiles start flying tuesday night or wednesday night at the latest... just enough time for the inspectors to get out... assuming their departure is not impeded.
The sooner the better!
I'm thinking no later than Friday, sometime between 1 and 4 pm est.
I think the USA will steam in, sort out the whole region and be back in a week
Furthermore, I think Bush will write a book about it and win the booker prize for literature. He will be known henceforth as "The Great" George W.
The world will be a much more peaceful place and Americans won't have to worry about terrorism. Having killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children as theire relatives will be grateful that they have been liberated because being killed by American weapons fired by American soldiers is so much better than being killed by American weapons fired by Iraqi soldiers.
America will make a shed load of money selling contracts to rebuild things to itself and taking oil to pay for it which it needed anyway.
Oh, and I will enter the diplomatic core ...
There is no question that the Americans will win their war but it better be a short war because the more American solders that are brought back in body bags the worse George W will look. Not to mention when all the TV coverage comes back showing all the innocent Iraqi men, women and children dead in the streets. America will win the war but lose the support from the world community over its imperialistic motives.
If America just wanted oil, then why are we going through all this trouble to get it? Why don't we just leave Saddam there and buy it from him. He'd be perfectly happy to sell it to us. You know, just lift the sanctions and all, that would be the easy way out, I mean heck, thats what France and Germany would like to do. To hell with WMD or human rights violations or a global security threat, just get the oil, and cheap, right? No need for an expensive military campaign. Why do you suppose we don't just do that if all we're interested in is oil? Or could it be that there are actually real reasons for this war and not just made up ones that go great on that protest sign.