<blockquote>World public opinion is against it.
As a professional researcher, I can assure you that public opinion is a poor gauge of what is right and true. I really wonder if European public opinion in 1938 about whether Jews were human beings or not would have supported Hitler's view, or, for that matter, whether the majority of Americans in the late 1800s would have deemed blacks as worthy of citizenship. Thankfully, leadership is not about doing what is popular, it's about doing what is right. Let history be the judge.</blockquote>
<blockquote>Al Qaeda wouldn't collaborate with Saddam because they're religious zealots and he's a secular tyrant.
Gimme a break. Al Qaeda demonstrated clearly in their planning for September 11th they'll do whatever it takes to smite their enemy, even if that means suffering through lapdances in the strip clubs of the Great Satan. If they can buy box cutters in our Wal-Marts, I'm sure they could suck it up to borrow a few kilos of anthrax from Saddam.</blockquote>