Realist talks in generalities like all liberals do:
: To all "Warnicks"... there would have been better ways to handle the situation...now and 20 years ago as well.
Yeah? Name them. Let's make this specific: name a way to have kept Saddam Hussein from harboring terrorists, training them and gather a huge weapons cache for which he had virtually no reasons to gather.
Luncheon in one of his many Palaces over tea and polite negotiations with Him?
Watching one of his favorite videos which involves torture and mutilation and finally death for the "actors" on that video and then nicely asking him to become part of the real world?
Visiting Uday Hussein's personal torture chamber and watching a man whose only crime was being accused of NOT supporting Saddam Hussein have his penis cut off and then being forced to EAT it before they bashed his brains out and did all this on video so Uday could watch it for future pleasure?.
Should we have continued weapons inspections with the idiotic UN inspectors who just want to keep their jobs while Saddam was ten steps ahead of them at all times?
Or should we have just had tea and broken bread with Saddam and treated him with resepct, and hoped he would somehow, some way be "reasonable?"