>>>..respectfully ask? do I deserve this honour? : )<<<
Well heck Steve I've been getting in dutch so much lately I just wanted you to know I respect your opinion and value your moderating abilities (Mary's too) :).
>>>I consider it a travesty and a slight on the Iraqi people, that 'deals' like this, are struck in their name. It says a lot about Europe and the 'general' belief in the reasons put forward for the attack.<<<
Yeah I guess you could view it that way but this whole situation with the US and UK actually takeing the offensive to eliviate the abuse in Iraq is really a benchmark for the 21st century and a wakeup call for dictators & those who would use terror.
In the end the Iraqi's now have a future and Spain has Gibraltar which might not be a Sewards Folly but hey :).