Originally Posted by Blue&Orange
Do you think that if for 10 years they would have been allowed to trade and acquire goods, it would have been so easy? 10 years is a lot of time to build a army with never ending funds from oil.
Do you think Iraq didn't have an Army? It had 400,000 troops. There were gigantic arms dumps all over the country. The civilian economy was hampered much, much more by the sanctions that the military. When the US moved into Baghdad we had 150,000 troops in the whole country.