YOu know what's more embarrasing? That the UN sanctions made Saddam even stronger by removing free trade from the area through economic sanctions. The 1441 council denied Iraq access to nearly all medical supplies, food, and any industrial equipment for 12+ years. Saddam's power grew as a result; the people of the nation became more weak, saddams power grew. If we had allowed the Iraqi people to stay strong by leaving them alone and letting them have access to food and weapons like they do right now, the people could have risen up and ousted Saddam themselves, like what they are trying to do with us now. Granted it's easier to kill a small of soldiers than it is to kill a secretive anti-social psychopath, revoloution would have been a lot easier to come by on the Iraqi's own part if they weren't all starving to death, if their children weren't all dying of GI tract infections because they didn't have access to clean water, if the majority of their chldren grew up strong, unaffected by Depleted Uranium that the US invading forces had left all over the place after the Persian Gulf War (which led to gulf war syndrome as well... when we f**k with DU, everyone loses.) Besides that, you need to understand the mentality of the Iraqi people. I don't like George Bush, and he's "dissapeared" alot of Arab citizens, but if some foriegn invader came in to "liberate" us from George W Bush, you bet your arse I would defend my country against them, no matter what "freedom" they promised. Especially if this country had left chemicals and radioactive waste laying all over my country 12 years eariler.