While the massed ranks of the spoilt and ignorant continue to talk rubbish about "indiscriminate" "carpet bombing", the Iraqis, who are supposedly about to suffer "carnage", have been looking forward to the change of management by investing massively in their own stock market.

Given that they live in, er, Iraq, and that they are, er, Iraqis, and they have experienced an allied attack before, perhaps they are a little better informed about the future than some of those criticizing military intervention from their armchairs in the free West.