Ok, I'm starting an armchair quarterbacking thread. The purpose of this thread is to allow anybody on this board to have a space to armchair quarterback anything. It can be serious (war in Iraq), funny (mimes not sucking), contemporary (The Matrix could have been better), ancient (how not to collapse the Roman Empire), or anything you can think of. Here's a few rules. These are, by no means, hard and fast, as I'm not a mod, nor would I enforce these rules if I was. These should just make the thread go smoother. 1. Keep things brief. We don't care about the last 1000 years of socioeconomic impact of some obscure treaty, just get to the point. 2. This thread is about what should be/have been done, not what was done wrong (though the two often intertwine), so all armchair quarterbackings need to be mostly your suggestions on how to do things. To put it simply, tell what you would do, not what you wouldn't do. 3. Refrain from responding to one armchair quarterbacking after another one has been posted after it, to keep the thread from being bogged down. If you've got one last point you feel the absolute urge to make, make it, but apologize and try to say something about the current quarterbacking in the post. Edit: Also, try to give one quarterbacking sufficient time to be commented on once or twice before posting a new one. I'll begin in the next post.