Originally Posted by The_Rorschach
After a tour as a CT in the Navy, I can honestly say that we receive a great deal of intellegence, tactical and otherwise, from many countries. Israel, Kuwait and Afghanistan could provide information on Iraq that we may not have yet.?
I was a sergeant (E-5) with the 45th Support Group (Abn) in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia during the Gulf War so you can stick your condescension up your ass! I'm not doubting that intelligence can be gained from countries relatively close to the region and their help in providing staging areas for personnel, vehicles, ect is, of course, helpful. Most of the support you mentioned; however, did NOT come from those countries. THAT was one of my points. Another point was that in terms of military personnel and materiel their support would have very little impact except as "token" help. Have you actually served on any joint U.N. missions? Didn't think so.