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I think the one Saudi Prince (the one who's visited W's ranch) cut a deal. Hence, the evaporation of the Baath Party and the vaunted Iraqi army. The goal was to avoid a long period of urban warfare that enflamed the Arab world. Of course, I won't discuss in detail my opnion of the "Arab Street" and our "allied" authoritarian governments' pet media that inflame the situation, but. . .
I had much music on last night while I was cooking dinner and the news portion of the day came on. They claimed that in one of Saddam's houses was a beauty parlour with press clippings of Britney mounted on the walls.
They also said that a whole bunch of US movies where found as well, including Sleepless in Seattle.