Regardless of the Iraqi leader’s fate, the apparent disarray within the Iraqi leadership was enough to delay the original war plan, which called for an immediate and extensive bombing campaign to create “shock and awe” among Iraqi soldiers.
Could this be God at work, even in answer to prayer? Disarray before the fight even really starts – yes, God can surely do that. It could even save many lives. “Surely the nations are like a drop in the bucket” (Is. 40:15)