I am now weighing the impending Iraq encounter and wondering if we are focusing correctly. I have some major concerns about the different associations that have been sprouting to light internationally of late. I see the alliance of Russia (remnants), Red China, Saudi Arabia and certain terrorist states being a true concern. Saudi sources are almost openly financing many covert operations around the world. The military here has been downsized and weakened. Our behind-the-scenes intelligence is really lacking. I don't think that Sadamn is the main concern that we should be speaking to here. The holy war on America that exists now will not go away if (when) we attack Sadamn. We are setting another explosive charge here that we are not looking at the consequences for. While I support the removal with prejudice Sadamn and his regime, I think at the same time we need to understand that there IS a war that IS going on in the minds of the children there. It is there NOW and it will be alive for many generations to come. We are already involved in a quiet education war that we are losing. The hatred that exists is not about the need to keep oil away from America or its capitalist interests as we keep thinking. It's about a concept of hate the American way of life that has transferred down from many generations back. Just listen to the explanations and you hear images of hate of a day gone by, but now modernized. Many of those who spout hate for us, openly admit that they have never been here nor do they know anything other than what they despise. The American lifestyle is not studied, it is stereotyped and demonized for fanatical motivation. But has not America done that same thing to the many different peoples here and abroad? Not a complaint, just a question to open an internal observation. Has the dust of time and a few generations of technology/prosperity in America made us a bit too complacent in the arena of world wars and affairs? I would also ask why this information is not being shared with the average man-on-the-street? Too often the average person has that deer-in-headlights look when told about this stuff after trouble is on the doorstep. Bin Ladin was the opening salvo in a new type of war theory being practiced. I feel it was just the FIRST test of the water. A purposeful misdirection play if you will. I think we are now looking for a gun when we should be hunting the party who ordered the shooter and the other powers behind the scenes. Just as with the war on drugs, we are again chasing JUST the street hustlers for the expression of our disgust and vengeance. Am I wrongly focused and concerned? Someone shake me up!