You raise some valid issues tucker301. We are stuck in a terrible quagmire in Iraq. Do they want democracy? Probably not enough to give up ancient hatreds. Are they better off with Saddam gone? Sure they are. Is it worth the cost? Time will tell.
I feel terrible for the families that lost loved ones, but they did volunteer to serve. The service people are true heros and deserve our gratitude! I know this isn't a popular position, But the war would have to happen sometime.
All the fanatical leadership in the Mid-East hate us americans. Don't know why, but they do. I'm glad this administration decided to do something instead of appease,appease,appease as the Democrats seem wont to do.
I think any group that will hold any right in such low esteem will eventually hold all rights in the same low esteem.