Val has corrected my history, but too busy to post, so I will.
Saddam has all the disadvantages of Stalin, but none of the advantages. Even after the Germans defeated not one, but two(!) Russian armies (I mean the whole army, not a unit named "army") and destroyed or were in control of more than half of the USSR's industrial resources and of the most of the population, Russia still was more powerful with regard to industry and people than Germany. The factories partly situated, partly evacuated, to the Ural region in a few months surpassed those of Germany in military production (tanks, heavy guns and aircraft).
And after the British and American pilots obliterated the German military industry, by 1943 they began pushing the Germans back. In addition, the guy who played the decisive role in the Stalingrad battle, Rocossovsky, as far as I remember, was returned to command from Stalin's concentration camps...
This is what helped Stalin, not the order you mentioned. Saddam's situation is very different. Everything is backward. His only real hope is (IMHO) on propaganda. He, obviously has spent a lot of resources on it. And he has a lot of "friends" among the left.
He, like a bank robber who took hostages and hopes to survive one more time. The sins of the Father (Bush Sr), the betrayal of the Iraqis who were called to rebel, has made the job much more difficult this time. That betrayal contributes to the perspective of the people, and from the top b*stards. The top brass today are clearly more afraid of Saddam than the US.