How is the Iraqi Army likely to react if the United States attacks Iraq?
The Iraqi Army definitely does not support Saddam Hussein. But I cannot say it supports the other side. The position of the army depends on the conditions prevailing during the war. There is a chance it would turn against the regime, but I cannot say when that might happen. If the Iraqi senior officers believed that they would play a major part in a future government, this would speed up the process against the regime. But if they believed that they would be prisoners of war, arrested, held accountable or rejectedthis would make it very difficult to revolt against the regime. [The United States] needs to identify by name those who are wanted. It should not be left vague. There should be a list of names such as Saddam, Ali Hassan al-Majid [Saddams cousin, notorious for ordering the gassing of Kurds in 1988], [Deputy Premier] Tariq Aziz and so on. What could the army be doing now? The ideal situation is that the Iraqi army moves to seize power before the start of the war. That is the bes