link it's going to cost the US a couple hundred billion to learn what i could have told them for a buck: in order to keep a country like iraq together, you _need_ to be as brutal as saddam. the only way i see around it is to break iraq into smaller countries. oh -- isn't nice how this will be paid from the CIA budget. aren't they supposed to be hard at work on the real terrorist threats? oh yeah: note the irony in use of the word 'terrify'