Craig, point taken. In regards to 9/11 some kind of action had to be taken towards Al Qaeda, unfortunately the blowback from helping create this frankenstein had already taken place.I think the Dalai Lama quote summarizes perfectly the situation we have going on in Iraq, which was the original intention for posting the quote.As for Mr. Former Democrat, it would be nice if you gave us some specific examples of these "liars and scoundrels" or of the "incontrovertible evidence of their unfitness and even criminality." Just one example would be enough to at least fill us in on your thinking and start a discussion.Other than that I think you should use your democratic right to vote Green or Independent.