[QUOTE]\nSo let me be rude and summarize William's rational: The end justifies the\nmeans and might makes right. Very patriotic attitudes, disturbingly similar\nto someone else's philosophy that is locked up in a jail cell in Iraq.\n\nLet me know when the "end" is achieved, maybe we can sit down and have a\ncelebratory libation; In the mean time I will go back to begrudging\nspending 100's of Billions of Dollars on Iraq and Afghanistan in an effort\nto "correct" some of the CIA's meddling over the 19XX's; actions that were\ntaken before I was even on the planet, yet I will be held responsible for\nthem as an American, Thank you so much all-knowing-fore-fathers.\n\nHow about we "fix" some of the problems at home, before we try to save the\nworld again?\n[/QUOTE]\n\nHi... The "end" is already being achieved; The Bush-related industries (oil,\ndefence... etc) are raking in money like never before. Let's just hope the plan\nfor democracy in Iraq succeeds and that it cascades into the rest of the middle\neast, and let's hope whomever wins the elections stays firm on that; it'd be a\nwaste if all this was just to profit a few and nothing good came out of it.\nI'll keep a touch of realistic cynicism and be the first to admit that i won't\nbe naiively optimistic, this war is things other than mere ideals.\n\nThe US needs to stay in the Iraq for strategic reasons. The regime in Saudi is\npretty shaky right now due to insurgents and if something happens they need to\nhave a presence that'd enable them to move swiftly and take control of the Gulf\noil fields. Whether the Greens' like it or not, Oil is likely to remain the\nmain fuel of the economy for a long time, and the Gulf region is likely to\nremain critical.\n\nSame for Afghanistan, it's all about those central Asian oil fields.