The aim for the war on Iraq was to take actions against a "rogue" nation after a lack of action by the UN and the taunting by Saddam. The UN set sanctions and inspection requirements but did not follow through on them. There were plenty of reasons to go to war in Iraq. Even Ms. Pelosi argued reasons: "As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998. And Bob Graham: "This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL) and others, Dec, 5, 2001. Or, you can read my dad's friend's splendid book. But, really, we're there, we're working toward stabilization, and then we'll come home. Not following through to completion there will mean all soldiers from all involved countries who have died will have died in vain. Or, as razor argues, we'll go to Afghanistan instead of home. Or, we can pick up where President Clinton left off, and go to Africa.