You mean he might behave how the west has been doing in the Middle East and the rest of the world for the last 400 years? Anyway, nobody has presented any evidence worth pissing over to link Iraq to terrorism. Iraq was, of course, our friend when they were fighting Iran as the Taliban were our friends when they were fighting Soviets but that fact occured long before the last ad break on TV so most people seem to have forgotten about it. If you truly believe that the motivation behind what happened in Afghanistan and in Iraq were entirely noble and just, and were about bringing freedom to poor opressed people then you'll belive just about anyone. The arguments about how badly he has treated his own people can't be used as a reason to attack Iraq because our best buddies the Saudi Arabians have done the same and then some, as have most nations through the Middle East, and attempts to link Iraq with international terrorism have provided no evidence that would even be considered suitable for prosecution by Columbo. That's the most mysterious thing about what is happening there - there was clear motivation for attacking Afghanistan, but there isn't really anything new going on in Iraq to justify this attack. The North Koreans are a far greater risk to international security as they actually do have weapons of mass destruction and the often overlooked delivery systems, but then I suppose that attacking them may annoy China, so it is far better to attack a country that has already proved to be virtually defenseless and has no potent allies to back it up. Violence does solve a lot of things, but it helps if you know what you are trying to solve first. I do, however, think that the problem of international terrorism will (sadly) not be solved by satisfying violence on it's own. Earlier today there was a story on the news about the UK and US embassies in New Zealand (might have been Aus?) recieving crystals of cyanide through the post along with letters that more was to follow - terrorism of this nature isn't a large organised force like an army or a nation, it is a brotherhood of crazy sods who are loosely affiliated and perform acts of violence for a common cause. There isn't a central command that you can destroy, because all it takes to wreak havoc is a few motivated and sufficiently mad people - all the military might in the world will not stop a determined man from strapping explosives to his back and running into a crowded building. The only chance you have of stopping that is to try and pick up on who's been buying explosives who shouldn't be, and who's been stockpiling arms and suchlike - but that doesn't make for the same satisfaction as carpet bombing and dropping stinker down caves so isn't as popular. It's also very boring for the current affairs programs. I would imagine that the US intelligence community is smarting a little from failing to pick up on the events of September 11th before they happened, and hopefully have re-evaluated their techniques to stop anything that large and organised happening again.