The Corner

Why Do They Fight On?

One explanation for why some Iraqi soldiers continue to fight is, apparently, that it is yet another consequence of the ill-fated decision to leave Saddam in power back in 1991. Those that surrender and those that welcome US/UK troops into their towns need to know that there will be no retribution from the authorities in a post-war Iraq – that means that the US must continually reiterate that not only is there no room for Saddam in the country’s future government, but there is none for any of his henchmen either.

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