Last night’s (early morning Baghdad time) strike against Hussein was military genius. It showed how flexible the U.S. Military has become, able to launch a strike at least 12 hours early against a target under surveillance on a moment’s notice. Because of long, unnecessary debate in the U.N. we lost our strategic surprise advantage. However, people think they can predict the behavior of the military based on its previous actions. Hah! We can strike whenever we want, and no one expected us to strike at dawn. Oops. The strike was executed with total tactical surprise, and is a good portent of the coming war.
Oh, and one more thing: the F-117 does not carry the Bunker Buster. It can carry two 2000 pound bombs in its internal bays. The Bunker Buster is physically larger than the 2000 pound bombs the Nighthawk can carry. Please stop saying that the Nighthawk dropped those bombs. More Air Force Fact Sheets can be found here. 20Mar2003 12:44 MST: I’m full of it. I did some research on the Bunker Buster, and I found some interesting stuff. Apparently one particular BB can be fitted into the F-117. My bad. 20Mar2003 16:26 MST: From the Associated Press: The officials said the attack began with about three dozen naval cruise missiles that leveled the aboveground structures. Air Force F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighters then dropped a new 2,000-pound “bunker buster” bomb, called the EGBU-27.