Vegas! Hidee Ho!!
I've not been posting much, but have tried to keep up with the threads, points of view, etc.
To address the WMD item, coalition forces have only been at this for 3 weeks now, and made incredible progress just getting into the country. I think in terms of WMD we need to give the search some time. They may not find any WMD, but then again, they may. We Americans can be impatient. Coalition forces have only begun to scratch the surface of investigating underground tunnel systems and vacated buildings. Also, we should also remember that just because something isn't being reported in the media, doesn't mean it's not happening. We only see a slice of the big picture.
In reference to the 9-11 connection, I haven't seen a direct connection so far either, but again, we've only been there for 3 weeks. A few weeks ago there were reports of a terrorist cell in Northern Iraq near the Iranian border. This media story faded away as other news was reported. So, what happened to this terrorist cell information? It's still there being investigated, we've forgotten about it because it's no longer front page news.
I will agree that after this war is over, Iraq will most likely become a routine "peacetime" deployment for coaliton forces, much like the past North and south Iraq no fly zones have been. But, we've made a committment, and we will need to see it through.
Just my point of view in response to the initial post.