No doubt about this one -- this is a given. Bush wants Saddam out and he'll do it with or without the rest of the world. Make no mistake about it, though. As soon as the United States of America invades Iraq, the U.S. will never be the same place it was. We're turning into something ugly and the ball has been set into motion. Many years from now we'll look back at see that September 11'th was just one day in the start of a long road of ugliness for the United States. What are we to do? We're over 225 years old. Most of the states can't balance their budgets and the only thing our federal government can do is build a missile defense system. Perhaps there is no solution -- maybe it is inevitable. Why can't we just get off oil, get out of regions of the world we have no business being in and focus on domestic affairs before this country gets itself into a hole that it can't dig out of?