The Secretary General giving a rebuke to Colin Powell?
That's a joke.
I believe, in all seriousness, that there will be an eventual "revamping" of the Middle East, especially in light of the fall of the Hussein dictatorship.
Already several countries, notably Iran and the Palestinians are moving away from the idea of totalitarian governments. There are a lot you young people over there who want something better than what has been for so long.
The signs of political unrest is everywhere, and Iraq has just proven to all of them Â that it can be achieved.
It won't take war after war, however. I think the people themselves will inagurate changes in the various countries.
I don't think war with Syria is even on the table for the US. They made their point, loud and clear. Everyone sat up and took notice.
The Ayatollah of Iran has told his cabinet that it is in Iran's interests to open a dialogue with the US.
Little Runt in North Korea is all of a sudden quite willing to have unilateral discussions.
I did a little quick math on this. The numbers are not precise, mind you, but they give you a rough picture of what the terrorist boys are looking at.
Counting 9/11, US casualties are around 2,500
Terrorist and their supporters casualties roughly 280,000 and two countries. Get the picture? You can bet Syria, Iran and North Korea have gotten it.