What a great discovery Jurjen was. Here, he provides an excellent, useful link-filled Armchair Military Analysis of Iraq’s fighting forces. Jurgen points out that the supposedly most elite of elite Iraqi forces, the “‘Golden Division,’ is responsible for the defence of Baghdad itself, the presidential palaces and other vital facilities (which brought it into conflict with UNSCOM inspectors on several occasions) and Saddam’s person (not in the least place against any RGFC units that get ideas about ousting the “beloved leader”). It [is] commanded by Saddam’s son Qusay, and is recruited from those tribes most loyal to Saddam.
Cool. Qusay is probably dead (y”sh). If alive, he’s not exactly Patton.
Read the whole thing, and keep reading Jurjen’s blog.