Notes: The war rages in Iraq, and I support our American troops 100 percent. However, I oppose the Bush Doctrine of preventive war under which the attack on Iraq was justified.

Saddam Hussein is an evil, Stalin-like despot. That fact is what has allowed the George W. Bush to order this war without more of an outcry than there has been. But, even with Saddam, there are peace protests across the globe. Think what it would be like if Saddam were a defensible leader.

I pray that the war is short, that there are few casualties and that Iraq is set free for a better life for its citizenry without fear of the Mukhabarat and Saddam's crazed sons. Then, I hope the Bush team calms its cowboy diplomacy
. 03.23.03