The Iraqi army had just fought the Iranian Army to what amounted to a draw after ten years of combat. Just like the Devil who presumed he could over throw his creator miscalculated the shear and awesome power of the one who spoke all there is into being including him found himself and the demonic hordes that supported him, crushed and cast out of Gods presence waiting for their final disposition the lake of fire! . He not only was observed scheming "when Pride was found in Him"....before he could act the Lord released the archangel Micheal and the angelic host (REV 12) and cast them out!
Today he still believes the darkness can "hide" his scheming and evil plans. The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the birth of his Church once and for all broke the enemy's back and "turned the Lights on"...we the children of God are "Lights of the World"...fighting the good fight of faith....armed with the mightiest weapon ever conceived...THE WORD OF GOD"...Saddam Hussein was not prepared for an "around the clock conflict" he started a war and under estimated the capabilities of his opponent.....The Lord spoke through his servant David in the book of
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; Even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; But the night shineth as the day:The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.