Good to hear from you. I worry that gentleman such as yourself and Will think I am trying to be antagonistic. I really am not. But if the Bush administration actually found WMD`s would"nt they have screamed that to the heavens as vindication for thier actions? I truly understand your philosophy on the party lines, and agree with much of what you said. There are many naive extremists on both sides. I fear you are correct when you say we may never know the full truth about anything, and that is truly sad for our country.
Hi Craig and thank you for your warm welcome. The terrorist issue is based on known intelligence from the U.S. and Israel who had been keeping a close eye on Saddam for years. It is also reasonable to accept the belief that a dictater such as Saddam would not tolerate any challenge to his ultimate authority. The question comes to mind is this: was there less violence in Iraq before we arrived? Most would say that while Saddams reign of terror was most certainly violent, it does not come close to the deaths we are seeing now. To be sure, I whole heartedly agree on the idea that we have become so seperated and distrusting in our leadership that it has resulted in partisan bickering and very rigded party lines, which is not a good thing. The two party( or more) system was designed for healthy debate, which would be a good thing. Sadly, it has broken down to kindergarten antics from both sides. It was a pleasure talking with you craig and I appreciate the points you brought up.