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  • Failure to abide by the terms of the surrender in 1991 are a sufficient casus belli. If that isn't enough, we can count every time Iraq fired a missile at an allied plane since the Gulf War ended.

    Quite frankly, I'm surprised we didn't declare war again when Iraq kicked out the inspectors. Oh, wait, that's right - Clinton was in power.

    • Plus, the joint chiefs of staff will have pointed out the unwinnability of any such war, the effect it would have had on American relations with other nations in the Gulf and nearby, the lack of will on the part of the US public...

      Which are all probably still good reasons for not going in with a full scale fighting force, but instead putting covert teams in place and helping them build/train local opposition. After all, it worked in Afghanistan after the Russians invaded, and it's not as if there were any