One thing that I have always had a problem grasping when thinking about the Iraq invasion is the fact the Saddam really was a bad guy. Despite the fact that our reasons for going into Iraq were completely false, could the ends justify the means? But this morning I was thinking about the American Revolution compared to that of the Iraquis (I do consider the Iraq war a revolution of sorts) Well at some point American Revolutionaries had to decide that they wernt going to take it from the king anymore and that they were willing to fight for the rights they belived in. Later in the war we got help from France but we asked for that aid and the Americans had to make the initial decision that they were going to fight. The stark difference between the Iraq war and the American Revolution or any other revolution. The Iraqui people never made the decision that they needed to overthrow Saddam and win their rights. If they had decide to overthrow their barbaric leader and then the US had gotten involved to help them I think I would agree with an invasion/assistance in those circumstances but the Iraquis never decided they were going to fight for their freedom, we made the decision for them and that just doesnt work. Not entirely sure why I wrote this partly because I like writing and I was watching Murtha on Cspan this morning, love to hear opinions.