http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996596 This article in New Scientist today, describes a study of Iraqi deaths in this preemptive war. 100,000 deaths are of women and children, 100,000 are men. With a little simple math it comes to about 72 times the number of dead, in Iraq, vs the number of dead on 9/11; an unrelated event linked by political rationalization. That is a lot of dead people. It is only about 1/3 of what we are calling Saddams genocide. Maybe I have been generous calling his kill number to be 600,000. There had been some numbers stated before the war, regarding one half million children dead from the cost of sanctions. Now, we blame Saddam for those deaths because he diverted the "oil for food" money, to arms buildup. Anyway, this represents a huge wound to the nation of Iraq, and this wound has clearly been inflicted by the will of this Administration. This kind of horrific loss will never quiet, an entire generation will be psychically branded from this, and regardless of any good intention, that intention will never be remembered by the living victims of these losses. Death and destruction, is never the author of gratitude or good. Is this an example of compassionate conservatism? The Karma from this has been placed on the American People. I am reminded of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." So if people do unto us, in retribution for these kind of horrific losses, will we lose our freedom, as we militarize to combat threats we made to our own security, by our actions?