Let's look at the facts: The Un inspections are going off without a hitch. They have been allowed access to every site they have asked to see and they have reported nothing out of the ordinary. The only find so far has been a group of Artillary shells that were known to exist from inspections four years ago. According to UN Secretary General Kopi Anan, the isnpections are going well. Bush is another story. He openly states that he has not and will not read the reports of the arms inspectors. He simple says that things "don't look encouraging." What he's basing that on is a mystery. Colin Powell states that things seem to be going well with the inspections, then in the same day, Cheney and Rumsfield say that Iraq is not cooperaing. Now, Hussien goes to his people and pfficials and tells them to welcome the arms inspectors, that they have nothing to hide. Bush says he's lying and I have the evidence. Of course, Inspectors have found no such evidence and they are in the actuall place, not campaigning for a senator in the midwest. As all of this unfolds, the rest of the world becomes increasingly dissatisfied with US actions, and well they should be. There has been no concrete evidence found by independent sources that Hussein is produciing weapons of mass distruction. If there is some type of solid fact about this that the government has, why are they unwilling to divulge it to the UN, a move that would let the inspectors easily check it out and confirm? Bush appears to have made up his mind to go to war. He has no basis and no justification for doing so that anyone besides himself and Rumsfield seems to know. Even Ari Fliesher just says that he wouldn't say it if it wasn't true. Sadam Hussein is a monster in his own right. He is a brutal dictator, and human rights violations aound in Iraq. Unfortunetely, this is also true of China and Cuba, and about a thousand small countries. Iraq is a target of the US, not because it represents a real threat to freedom, but because it controls oil. Rmember that the only American Company to trade oil witht he IRaqis during the Embargo was Halliburton, the company owned by Dick Cheney. Cheney and Hussein have meet before, as business partners. Rumsfield had been trying to attak Iraq for 15 years fro his various positions, and Cheney as well when he sat as Secretary of Defense for Bush Sr. This is a personal war, and I for one, wont support it. edit: sorry, mixed up the oil companies. Harkin was Bush. Cheney was (is?) Halliburton.