I’m watching a live video feed from nbc4.com of the “shock and awe” campaign that started within the past half hour. The footage is scary…simply astounding in magnitude.

News anchors are claiming that the primary targets are presidential palaces and other military installations, which are typically forbidden to civilians. The hope, of course, is that civilian lives are spared while the government and military capacities are severely affected. I am truly sorry to know that some civilians will undoubtedly be killed in this action. This is the terrible consequence of war, a war we were forced to engage.

Shock and awe, indeed. And this time we’re all watching it live. I don’t really understand how Saddam thought he could WIN this war. Was he calling Bush’s bluff, observing the worldwide opposition and the U.N.’s stance and figuring that the U.S. would not act alone?

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