Well obviously less than two hours after I wrote my last entry, the war really did start. Albeit in an unexpected way.
It seems as though the Americans are going directly after Saddam. And there was me thinking that they had some kind of law about deliberately killing another head of state? (Second question down, also more specifically here).
Is this morally right? Well certainly the war itself is morally very shakey and I have yet to be persuaded that it’s justified. But in the circumstances of it taking place, then targeting key personnel to put a swift end to it is probably the way to go – particularly if it avoids engaging in fights young Iraqi conscripts who have no desire to be there.
In the meantime, Saddam, or some trigger happy underling, has launched three missiles at Kuwait.