I missed your post but will check it out
I think nobody in power mentions this, uhm, 'embarrassing' fact, is that most of them are complicit in the initial ill-considered action of arming Saddam. Besides, the men & women in power differ not in the least (beyond the "Dem" or "Rep" after their names) - the more and I watch, look, listen, and THINK, the more I realize that the whole political process is a giant game known as "Democracy". In order to play this game, you have to check your integrity at the door and give up thinking for yourself. "I pledge allegience, to the flag ...." blah blah blah.