Along with many Americans, I supported an invasion of Iraq. For me, freeing Iraq's people from Saddam was as valid a reason for the invasion as the WMD premise which the Administration pontificated. When Colin Powell sat before the Security Council and delineated those items of Iraqi noncompliance which compelled us to urgent action, I believed, along with the majority of Americans, that he was holding much intelligence information in reserve, for the safety of its sources. Now I am convinced that he had nothing of the sort, and each passing day without a significant WMD find hardens that conclusion. What that means, of course, is that we were lied to... that Cheney, Bush, Blair, Fleischer, Powell, et al, were snickering through their forked tongues when they publicly implied or even openly said that Iraq's transgressions were significant and would become clear after an invasion. "Iraq has WMD's!" they cried. "The WMD's have been moved to Syria!" they now proclaim. Yeah, s-u-u-u-r-e. It's no great revelation, of course, to declare that Bush is a shameless liar. We only have to go back to his Harken insider trading affair to remember that he is.... and despite his lies I'm still happy that Saddam has been removed from power. But I resent being lied to, and at the moment I'm dubious about almost everything this Administration says. Is Iran developing nuclear weapons? Pardon me if I need a more credible source than Colin Powell. Does North Korea have nukes? I need verfication that extends beyond this dishonest administration. While we're on the matter of lies, here's another item that should cause you to ask yourself.. "Is there ANYTHING at all we can trust about this Administration?" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/correspondent/3028585.stm Is the Jessica Lynch story true?