I wanted to start a thread to discuss alternatives to a war with Iraq. We all have discussed the possible war with Iraq at great length on another thread. I don't want to do that here. What I want to do is hear from those that are against a possible war with Iraq. I want to know what they suggest we should do instead. So far I have only heard from them criticism of the possible war (how it is more proof of US hegemony, its about oil, etc.). I understand and hear you there. But at some point the criticism is exhausted and we get back to a very serious issue that the world has to deal with. Namely, a sadistic maniac with some of the worst weapons man has created. So please tell us what you would do if you were the Kofi Annan? What would you propose the world do to address the threat that Saddam presents? What would you propose the world do to help the innocent people of Iraq? But please don't throw out something totally impractical like "just lift the sanctions" or "ask Saddam to hold an election" (believe it or not someone did say that). Please be specific and tell us how the world could implement your idea. Thanks.