"...is only a common sense guess , is all it is..." /// Frankly,what we think as indivisuals has no impact but great relevance. The American people,in my opinion,are just plain tired of this war. We have and will have many troops in all areas of the Mid-East. But most are welcome where they are and are not being shot at. I think Bush's strategy worked. He wanted to scare the shit outta the muslims and I say he did so. Think about this. Have the muslim terrorists decided to stop attacking us here because they no longer wish our people to die? Because of the efforts of our "crack" anti-terrorist forces here? Both suggestions a joke. The imams and mullahs asked trhemselves,in my opinion,a simple question: "What will the USA do if we attack in the USA again? Ask yourself that question. They are killing us where they can and yet avoid a world conflaguration. But our people know we cannot do this forever. The Iraqis will live under a muslim dictatorship or something they will accept,but it won't be a USA type democracy. 'Scoe, we've both said this: We can't kill 'em all. Afghanistan has never been ruled by an outside force and to me,show no signs of changing thousands of years of tradition now,US troops or not. One alternative, would be a type of containment with severe military blows if they drag their murderous crap back over here. If these whirling dirtbags pull another 9/11 they would deserve,and hopefully get,a pile of smoking rubble for a landscape. They don't have much more than that now.