- Aug 2015
Big what if here I know, but if the Iraqi army had been better equipped, trained, led, etc. etc. and Saddam didn't alienate the Shia (assuming there was a general equality between the 2 branches (Shia/Sunni - also big what if), and ultimately beat the coalition in the first months of the 2003 invasion, how might the allies be perceived by their regional (Iran) and global (Russia, China) enemies? How far down the rabbit hole would the allies go, if they were suffering thousands of causalities in the initial weeks/months? - not to mention the public opinion war.