Or false information, or unverified facts as explained to us from the powers that can and do create "WAR". Let me put this into perspective. I am a three time veteran of the Viet Nam experience. I didn't serve a full tour there but I was sent three times on temporary duty to perform missions that were and are classified. I believed in the Viet Nam altercation as of benefit to Democracy. I still think it could have been but let's not rake over old coals. I also did the Grenada thing. I believed and saw American lives and aspirations in danger there. I performed my mission and continue to be satisfied that what I did was the correct thing to do. I was heavily involved in the Panama/Noriega thing. Yes, I still think it proper that we went in and pay no attention whatsoever to the "Just Because" accusation as it relates to the "Just Cause" operation. Last, but not least by any stretch, I served in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere from November '90 until June '91. Hussein was kicked out of Kuwait and rightly so. But now to the present war against not Hussein but the peoples of Iraq. Hussein is in American custody,, correct me if I'm wrong. We went into Iraq to find and destroy weapons of mass destrucion that were heavily advertised as being both directly aimed at us, the US, and to facilitate a "regime change" that made these purported WMD's such a threat to us. The "regime change" has been substantially completed. The promised WMD's as stated for our purposes for WAR have not been found. In fact, all intelligence that led us to believe in their existense and their intent has been overwhelmingly disproven. I can't buy that we went into Iraq based on such erroneous information unless there is something much more sinister involved. I cannot produce or understand praise for the decisions of an Administration that has so misled us. Americans can and will do better. I certainly still believe in the goodness as well as the Greatness of our American ideology and ways of life. I used the plural of "way" to exemplify our diversity. I choose honesty over ignorance, I choose peaceful demonstration over adversarial violence. I choose reliable information over perception. I choose Peace against War except in cases where there is no choice except War. I think we made a wrong choice in this War against the peoples of Iraq. Time will certainly tell whether my perception in this case are accurate or not. So far, it appears that I am correct.