Sometimes on this board i come across some mistakes, and the thread is already like 90 pages long and I do not have the patience to wade through the rest to see if anyone else commented on them, So i'm starting my own thread where periodically I will try and clear up misconceptions. feel free to add your own if you see fit. 1, saddam paid 25,000 dollars to the families of suicide bombers in Palestine, Saudi Arabia, by contrast has telethons for them. 2, Saddam is not Osama Bin Laden, the two men can easily be differentiated: Saddam was a secular asshole, Bin Laden was a fundamentalist Asshole. 3, Saddam did not support Al-Qadia, infact UBL (as rummy refers to him) pretty much hated saddams guts, afterall the thing that touched off UBL in the first place was US military bases in the holy land, which were a direct result of the first gulf war. 4, Under communism, civil liberties suffer, and under capitalism not so much (and don't try and bullshit about how we don't have civil liberties, I can write this without fear of government repriasal, atleast for now. 5, George W. Bush, as far as I know, Is the only president who nearly chocked to death on a pretzel. 6, After 9-11 W did not somehow become more intelligent, people in shock are just more easily lead. 7, Terrorism just plain sucks, but destroying our way of life to stop them is pretty damned stupid. 8, John Kerry is probably not the best man to be leading this country, but he atleast is not bush (I think that should be his slogan: John Kerry: He's Not Bush) 9, defying the UN to enforce the UN is kinda stupid when you think about it. 10, No weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, yet. 11, It is not sound policy to invade a country, then forget about it and invade another country. 12, Republicans, one on one, are usually nice bright people, but should not be dealt with in large numbers. 13, Political Discourse is the cornerstone of our democracy, that means respecting people's rights to disagree with us and they should respect our right to disagree with them, and by and large they do. 14, I really doubt Jozak is a paid agitator for the US government, although his english is better than most american's. 15, We can never win a war against abstract concepts (drugs, terrorism, poverty etc.) we really need in this country a new way of defining our opposition to something without declaring war. Right, thats it for now.