I've been biting my tongue but now I speak. This is not directed personally at you pdad13 I repect your right to voice your opinions. We are 5% of the Worlds population. The vast majority of the World thinks what we did was wrong, to include the people of the U.K. our only Major ally on this ill-advised, ill-planned and ill-executed fiasco. The majority of this Country, now, for the first time believe that the invasion was wrong and that we are now less safe than before the invasion. Does it matter what the World thinks of us? Only if we are interested in travel (I am), only if we are interested in our economy, only if we are interested in living without terrorism (which of course will never happen as long as somebody is willing to die to address a perceived injustice or wrong, remember the Boston Tea party? the Molly Macguires?) The fact is one of the major reasons stated for going to "War" (undeclared and as successful as all of our undeclared "Wars" have been) was the WMD. As John Dean pointed out the reference to WMD was pulled out of an Administration speech on Sep 02 by the CIA which stated that the evidence was unreliable. How did it show up in the State of the Union Speech in Jan 03? Could we have justified the Iraq War as a "War on Terrorism" without WMD and the discredited (Pre-War by the CIA) connections to Bin Laden? When Bill lied people didn't die. I'll not get into my beliefs now beyond the obvious (to me at least). The Iraq War was started by a man that ignored foreign policy until his miserable domestic policies (millions less jobs than when he took office, think Great Depression) forced him to look elsewhere to bolster his "Presidency", a good war has always helped the old approval ratings, at least initially. We have killed thousands of inocent people. Our troops are dying. We may have gone from Millions hating us to Billions. We have spent BILLIONS!!! At least we have the love and devotion of the People our Troops died to liberate? At least we have the "Patroit Act" ( by God don't tell GW where the word "Patriot" comes from or the Statue of Liberty!). My favorite loosely quoted Bushism, "Our main problem with the French is that they have no word for "Entrepreneur". Flame on! Or in the words of our "Illustrious Leader" "Bring it on!"