I can’t help but think that this was not part of the plan. American forces are “camping out” for 4-6 days to give themselves a chance to catch up with the war. They’ll still be shelling Baghdad and enemy formations ahead of their lines, but they’re not marching until late next week.
Even more worrying is this: “Use of gas-guzzling armored vehicles has been restricted to save fuel and food is also in short supply. In one frontline infantry unit, for instance, soldiers have had their rations cut to one meal packet a day from three.” It’s bad enough that we are running out of gas in an oil-field, but we’re running out of food?! How does that happen?