But don't you see, Teerum? We want to invade Iraq JUST because we can. We CAN'T just invade China or Russia or Pakistan or India or any other country that already has nuclear weapons because they would pose too much of a threat. You're not convinced that China or Russia might try to take over to change our way of life, but that's exactly what WE'RE trying to do to everyone else. How does it make it better to be the AGGRESSOR in such a situation. In my mind it makes it worse, because then WE become THE enemy. WE become tyrants. It's not about preserving our current economic status in the world. We could leave things just as they are, and continue buying oil from Iraq just like we have been, and keep a PEACEFUL status quo. It's about gaining more power than we have. It's more profitable to have absolute control over the oil than to continue buying it. We aren't in danger of LOSING anything if we don't go to war. But by ALL indications our economy will suffer greatly if we DO go to war. Not to mention what it will do to our already diminishing cridibility with the rest of the world if we go to war without UN consent. Have you not noticed how successfully President Bush has been pissing of EVERY other country in the world, except MAYBE Britain?