Nookie23----well damn !!! What to say to --- "why is everyone on here so against war" Lets give some background to this war, and why we are so hated there in the Middle East. #1 probably the biggest reason is our takeing the side of Israel who has killed far more palestinians than the reverse, but we don't seem to get the full story over here of all the killing done by Israel. Israel run off the Palestinians from their land, I believe back in the late 60's, and have been building on Palestinian land ever since. Try taking my land and see if I don't become a terrorist !!! # 2 our country through the CIA deposed an Iranian leader and backed a more "democratic" leader a few decades ago, who ended up robbing the Iranian people for millions of $, which is what led to the student revolution to depose him, and then took embassy workers hostage. There was also the Iran Contra debacle from the illustrious Reagan and the first Bush, who incidently (through cia connections) payed off the Iranian leader to continue holding the hostages until after the 1980 election which helped them get the presidency from Carter. (you see it was an election issue) #3 We through the CIA backed Bin Laden in Afghanistan against the Russians, then when the Russians gave up, we just dropped those we backed and their country turned into turmoil and the talaban took over. (its pretty well proven that the CIA helped finance the arms it gave to Bin Ladens troops with "POPPY" money) #4 Iraq went to war with Iran in the 80's I believe, and through our illustrious CIA and government, we were backing Iraq, and also giving arms to Iran at the same time. #5 Its pretty well documented that there was a "false Flag" operation to get Iraq to attack Kuwait, then we go to war against Sadaam Hussein, what did we do again? we left those who had backed us with no help, to the mercy of Hussein. #6 I forgot an important point about Israel ( we have supplied them with the weapons to terrorize the Palestinians, and we supplied them with Nuclear weapons, but we decide to harass any other state in that area who wants Nuclear weapons. #7 Husseins Iraq was contained and did not constitute a threat to the USA, and those Aluminum tubs Bush tried to claim were used in the process of making Nuclear weapons was a complete lie. (Aluminum cannot be used in the Nuclear process because it melts down, he played on the American publics ignorance on this, it worked too !!) So there you have it !!!! Just a few of the legitimate reasons we are hated in the middle east, this war made it far worse, and basicly helped the terrorists recruiting efforts by the thousands of Jihadists. We will only continue to make ourselves more enemies by continueing to drum the battle cry for war, now with Iran. You See, they see right through all these actions of our government, we have brought this Jihad down on ourselves. So yes most well informed people are against this war, They in the middle east see us as aggressors, yet we declare that they cannot have weapons to defend themselves, we need a complete change in policy over there, which should start by as Colon Powell said the other day by "Minding our own business" quoted from the illustrious "PAUL HARVEY" Nookie 23 Does this give you a better prospective of the situation? I hope so, cause I am worried about your thinking to have such an opinion and others like you, and no offense meant !!!!