Being in the military, I can understand a need to retain troops in time of war in order to protect the interests of the nation. However, we are not and have not been in a REAL war where our interests are at threat. This was a political war to make a few people look good and to save face after 9-11. Based on these supposed threats, we should also invade North Korea given that are OPENLY stating they have WMD. <br>Dale, San Diego, USA<br><br>scroll down-<br>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3371225.stm