Mind you guys, I am not a mamby pamby liberal. I am a strong conservative when it comes to national defense. I just did not see Saddam as a threat. He was a stable dictatorship that we could have used in an attack on Iran if we felt so lead. We have used dictatorships hundreds of times in the past when it suited out needs. Ya gotta remember that our mentality during the cold war was that a country was safer with a military dictator than with a communist government. (Better dead than red was the philosophy.) It heald off the advance of world wide communism, so perhaps is was at least partially correct. Back to Iraq verses Iran. Iran is ruled by Radical Islam. Radical Islam at last count has issued over 100 Fatwas against the western democracies. To them we are the devil that needs to be destroyed. Osama bin Ladin is just a general in the overall Radical Islamic army. Mainstream Islam is not tolerant of Radical Islam, just like mainstream Christianity (Liberal Christianity) is intolerant of Fundamentalist Christianity. The mainstream guys just want to live a good life, do it with some religion so their daughters don't become tramps and their wives don't cheat on them. Beyond that the mainstream guys just want to live normal lives and be left along. Radical Islam wants to pursue holy wars against the infides. Osama is Radical Islam and tried to wage war against the West. He was overjoyed when he heard reports that after 9/11 American checked out books on Islam from our libraries and many attended Mosques to attend services out of curiousity. Iran being Radical islamic sees the US as the enemy, and they have issued many declarations that they are working to destroy the US. Ahmedinejad has promised to destory Israel and the US and has funded RI actions round the world. Iran is our potential enemy. Iraq never was. Too late to do anything about that now. Saddam is dead. He predicted that eventually the US will have to find a strong man to run that country in one piece, and I believe he was correct. How much you want to bet tha within three months after we pull out Radical islam will be in charge in Iraq. I think we let the Genie out of the bottle.