In the face of certain defeat and the deaths of may Iraqis, Saddam Hussein has been offered an alternative. Give yourself up and the US will not make war on your country. If Saddam truly cared about his people, he would leave the country, thus sparing the Iraqi people death and destruction. Saddam can not win in a military confrontation with the US. EVERYONE knows this including Saddam. Yet he willingly allows his people to die and suffer because he won't give up power. Saddam's resistance is proof that he does not care about his people. Whether the US is right or wrong in it's decision to attack Iraq, Saddams decision to resist, at the cost of Iraqi lives, can not be defended.