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Insurgency in Iraq Appears Planned – WashPost

Citing the earmarks of methodical planning, some top U.S. commanders in Iraq fear the insurgency could be the counterattack ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein planned all along, according to a published report. The officers theorize that the Iraqi government cached weapons before the U.S.-led invasion and planned to employ guerrilla tactics, The Washington Post reported in Thursday editions. “I believe Saddam Hussein always intended to fight an insurgency should Iraq fall,” Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack said in a Washington Post interview from his headquarters northwest of Baghdad. “That’s why you see so many of these arms caches out there in significant numbers all over the country. They were planning to go ahead and fight an insurgency, should Iraq fall,” Swannack was quoted as saying. Full Story

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