This subject proposes many possible views. That one has to think things they've never had to consider, is only natural considering the type of threat it is. People, we American's aren't trying to go into Iraq and lay waist to the entire nation. That is not our objective. It is our intention to remove Hussein's regime, through force simply because he won't leave otherwise, from power. It is a political coup caused by an outside party. If you continue on believing that the big mean American's are just planning on taking over the world, then perhaps you should consider the fact of, Why did we wait so long to start now? What we are trying to infect the world with, is the virus that is simple Civil Liberty. Freedom is the cancer we want the whole world to experience. If you are still living under your parents roof, then the true impact of these freedoms are not felt. Certainly I am not denying the fact that you can be intellegent enough to understand this sort of concept, but I am saying that if you are still a child, then this subject only bothers you in the sense of general feelings. Sorrow, fear, worry, perhaps even dread of what is to come, these are natural feelings considering the situation. All the same however, it is feelings that you only experience. If you had your freedoms removed, if you woke every morning with the knowledge that your life was in jeapordy simply because of where you lived and the person who ruled your nation, was so corrupted by his power that he believed that fear was the greatest freedom to feed his subjects, then this war would have a greater purpose to you. I do not speak as one who simply lives in my own country(USA). I have visited many parts of the world. Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, Korea, Russia, France, England, Ireland, Somalia, Cuba...etc. This list is just a few of the places I've seen with my own eyes. I have witnessed firsthand the effects of a person's basic human rights removed. This fed me with the desire, to see more of the world share in the US's understanding of Freedom. I assure you that some of Iraq's military personelle will fight. The greatest portion of it will do as they did during the Persian Gulf War though. They will throw up their hands and surrender upon catching sight of our advance. The people who are not willing to stand against Hussein, are fearful of what he will do, not just to them personally, but to their entire family and friends. Peace is an impossiblity on its own. Conflict is the only way to bring a nation freedom, when they've never been allowed to experience it. It would be a grand thing to see a completely Utopian society, for some people. I am not certain such a world would thrive successfully. Utopia always leads to a state of Euphoria. WHy? because there is nothing left to fear. Fear is one of the greatest builders of Freedom. Ahh well.... now I just ramble. My point in its simplicity, the effect of inaction far out weighs the effects of action taken. Deny that there is a threat to everyone, if that makes you feel safe. The cold-hearted reality is this.... if we, the entire world, continue to see this as nothing more than a political war, then we are all being ignorantly blind to the real danger. Human Annhiliation is now a possibility. Extinction is now in the capable hands of anyone with the launch button. Hmph.... nah there's no danger.