http://fas.org/nuke/guide/iran/nuke/ "In February 2004 it was discovered that Iran had blueprints for an advanced centrifuge design usable for uranium enrichment that it had withheld from nuclear inspectors." Scary stuff. http://www.graphicmaps.com/webimage/countrys/me.htm Take a look at the above-mentioned map of the Middle East. Now, assuming we "free" Iran and necessarily rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons in the hands of yet another terrorist country, we are also encircling the somewhat newly tapped Caspian Sea area where the oilfields are plentiful. In each of the areas around it, we've established military bases and our "pal" Saudi Arabia just chillin' below Iraq. Now, Iran is one of the members of the "axis of Evil" that Bush coined. I'm all for disarming the threat, but I can't help identifying the geographical significance of the places we've occupied/transformed/pocketed/persuaded. Also, keep in mind that the proposed Caspian pipeline which involves Halliburton (Cheney), Unocal (where new Afghan president Khalid bin Mahfouz was a consultant) , Carlyle (Bush family, Saudi Arabia royals), Enron (Cheney), Saudi Arabia, China, and Pakistan travels from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan, Pakistan, and then India (ending near Enron's failed Dabhol plant). Coincidence? Again, I want a safe world for my children but my Catch 22 resides in the fact that I appreciate the administration making the world a safer place, but is the agenda going to make the world despise us more? Buckle your seatbelts in the next two years, folks. In February 2004 it was discovered that Iran had blueprints for an advanced centrifuge design usable for uranium enrichment that it had withheld from nuclear inspectors.