Because so many of the neocon light brigade are convinced that there were, in fact, donkey carts of mass destruction in Iraq. I mean, WEAPONS of mass destruction. OK. God, I hate the sound of that, "weapons of mass destruction." It's ambiguity and propaganda at the same time - what kind of weapons? oh! ones of MASS DESTRUCTION! Honey! What will we ever do? OK, sorry for the mini-rant. Back to the hypo. Iraq had, let's say, a fully capable set of nuclear missiles. Ahem. Alright. Now. Query: so what? Israel has that, and we don't seem to mind. Neocon ninny: But Israel is our f-f-f-fwend! Right. Tell that to the families of the men killed on the U.S.S. Liberty. Anway. Lots of countries have nukes. Why is Iraq special? Neocon ninny: Iraq attacked Kuwait. And Saddam Hussein "murdered his own people" (again, the bleating repetition of this stupid mantra makes me want to smack someone, but I rant again). Let's see. Israel attacks other countries. And Ariel Sharon murders those around him. What's the difference? Anyone? Here's the difference: Israel gets a pass because of the Jewish lobby in the U.S. Iraq does not. Moreover, neocons aim the U.S. toward Israel's enemies in the middle east for the same reason Israel gets a pass: the Jewish lobby. America, it's time to drop the Jewish lobby.