93henfan wrote:You do realize that Iraq was given billions in cash from Saudi Arabia, the US, and Europe.CAA Flagship wrote:But Iran was at war with Iraq for many years and it ended in a draw. We took Iraq in a matter of days. Sure, size matters (she said), but are they able to put up a sizable fight? Does the current regime really have the support of it's people?
And the US provided military equipment, advising, and intelligence?
And Iraq was right next door, not having to mobilize an Army, Navy, and Air Force halfway around the globe.
And it was a popular war.
And they still couldn't beat Iran.
Also, we took Iraq in a matter of days (after months of build-up and weeks of aerial bombardment with air superiority) for the reasons I previously mentioned. It's a wide-open sandbox. A dream for military planners. You can see EVERYTHING on the battlefield, and they have nowhere to hide.
Iran, the France of the Middle East