I keep this picture on my desktop to remind me that I don't know jack about what's going on most of the time.
What's happening here is Norman Schwartzkopf, the first general to double envelope an enemy army since Hannibal and an authentic member of MENSA -- I remember those guys -- with an I.Q. of 168, is telling the leaders of the Iraqi army he destroyed that they can keep their helicopters so they can massacre the Shiites down around Basra when they revolt. The Shiites in the South were Iran's way into Iraq, you see.
Schwartzkopf's version of the event is the Iraqis fooled him, he says with a wry smile. He thought they wanted those helicopters to fly to business meetings or something like that. They fooled Powell, Cheney and George H.W. Bush at the same time, of course.
This is Schwartzkopf's envelopment of the Iraqi army. Look where the 24th Mechanized Division is. You tell me if you believe Schwartzkopf could be gulled by a bunch of Iraqis.