Maybe not a walk in…

Maybe not a walk in the park after all

Special Republican Guard: Iraq’s loyal and formidable force

Despite doubts about the overall fighting capability of the Iraqi military, the Pentagon considers Iraq’s Special Republican Guard a formidable combat force willing to fight and die defending President Saddam Hussein

“I don’t think the folks I’m dealing with are thinking this is going to be a cakewalk; it never is,” one four-star general said. “Anybody with a gun in his hand who is defending his town or his tribe can be a pretty tough opponent, especially when he’s in his own backyard.”

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