If I hear the term “shock and awe” one more time, I’m going to take a hammer to the TV set.
At this point, it’s clear that we’re not only targeting the top leadership, but also covertly using special forces to secure oil fields in the north and south before Saddam can blow them up. It’s the “rolling start” before the full attack. “Shock and awe” will take place (if necessary) on Baghdad after much of the rest of the country is secured.
The more the press harps on the missing “shock and awe,” the more they give people the impression that nothing is happening, and that’s just not true.
Man, I wish I could translate Al Jazeera.
This is helpful, too. Shows when to expect nightfall and sunrise across Iraq.