Imagine Saddam Hussein sitting in one of his palaces, tapping on his laptop, maybe shopping at Uranium Online.
Which actually exists, by the way. Tag line: "The nuclear fuel e-commerce solution."
All of a sudden, Saddam's computer explodes with e-mail. It's all spam, made in America... thousands of offers. Consolidate your debt. Earn money working at home. Enlarge your breasts.
It would be like Internet carpet bombing. He'd surrender within days.