Lonewolf or hornetnest or whatever,
The National Post article by Mark Steyn (if that's not a nom de plume, his parents had a great sense of humour) had some fairly well reasoned points that the writer tried to back up with historical precedent. I can appreciate that, I had read it elsewhere previously, in fact.
As for what you wrote preceding the attached article, well I'll start with the fact that you claim that people bringing their problems to you number in the "10s of thousands", and that you are 62 years of age.
62 x 365(days in a year) = 22,630 days. What kind of career have you had where people bring you their problems at a minimum average rate of one every other day since the day you were born? If you're not a therapist, practising psychiatrist, or a bartender, I put this claim under hyperbole. Hysterical hyperbole even. Not even a bartender expects his advice to be followed.
I put your other claims of 90% of this and 48 hours of that under the same category: hyperbole, commonly known as utter bullshit.
You are absolutely on the mark about the protests and the protesters.
Yes, CCRyder&others, Sadam must go. But it must be with a united front of international agreement, and not seen as the US against the world.
Example: a recent poll of Canadians:
War support hits new low
Canadians want U.N. support: Poll American motives found to be suspect
NATIONAL AFFAIRS WRITER
OTTAWA—Support in Canada for a U.S.-led war on Iraq has reached a new low, a poll done for the Toronto Star shows.
According to a poll conducted by EKOS Research Associates for The Star, La Presse and the CBC, 74 per cent of Canadians would oppose Canadian participation in a war without the "full support" of the United Nations Security Council. Only 25 per cent would support a war without it.
With Security Council approval, 63 per cent of those surveyed support Canadian participation, with 35 per cent opposed.
Do you see the difference in the numbers even among one of your closest allies?
The job seems clear, get the Security Council onboard and then go nuts on Saddam or be viewed as a country that breaks any rule it sees fit, whenever it sees fit.