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Scorched Earth


Saddam Hussein reportedly plans a “scorched-earth” policy for his country–burning oil wells, blowing up power plants, and destroying food supplies–should Iraq be attacked. The same CNN story says that he would manufacture civilian casualties to halt U.S. bombing (back in ‘91 we stopped bombing temporarily after killing women and children in a bunker by mistake) and use biological or chemical weapons if he sensed he was about to fall. Of course, he can’t do this single-handedly: He would need a whole corps of suicidal maniacs to carry out his wishes and cause mass starvation and bring upon their country a huge economic and humanitarian crisis. Time to get the word out to the top henchmen and their underlings: Obey his orders and you will die; disobey him and you and yours will breathe the air of a free Iraq.