Nobody seems to care about the Iraqi people who are being held hostage by Saddam Hussein and his thugs.
The irony of the whole thing is that the Iraqi people brought Saddam to power and it's the citizens who have to suffer - just like in The Third Reich and in the FSU. I think being a peace activist against a war on Iraq does not support the Iraqi people at all. It's just supporting a repressive regime led by a brutal dictator who tortures people for the fun of it. Of course the Iraqi people are against an attack on their country (Duh! Why am I even pointing this out?) but in their brainwashed society under "big brother" makes their opinion pretty much useless in one way of thinking. Favoring an attack is not supportive to the Iraqis either, since collateral damage is inevitable in any war and they (Iraqis) will label the attackers to be an even greater "Satan" than before.
In a way I think the US would do a favor to the Iraqi people with an attack to oust Saddam Hussein but, as I said, war always results in many casualties and that's why I oppose the use of force. The precision of laser guided weapons is not always precise and faulty intelligence can have dire consequences. Of course I like a "TV-war" for the pure entertainment it offers but when you think that it's not just a movie where "the good is fighting the evil" it gets you thinking and there are more serious issues to be dealt with. As a military threat I think Iran and North Korea are worse a threat then Iraq. North Koreans are definately much worse off then Iraqis for that matter.
If Saddam Hussein is let off the hook and will die naturally, which peace activists seem to want, the Iraqis suffering won't end; Saddam's son Udai is a worse madman then his old man I hear.
So there are two bad options to choose from - war (kill people) or no war (support a repressive dictatorial power).
Personally, out of these two options, I'm starting to lean towards supporting a war. I don't know why, but I think it'd be better for the Iraqis themselves. But I don't fully trust the US position on helping the Iraqis after a possible war. I guess we'll see.
Trying to get the Iraqi people against Saddam Hussein could be a third option that I'd support gladly and it could and should be considered. I have no idea how that can be done however with all the brainwashing and censorship in that country. Assassination of Saddam and his cronies is also a hard task since you can never find them.
I'd also like to point out the destructive power of chemical and biological weapons that Saddam most likely still has. (Where did they dissappear?) I don't think Saddam is a threat to the world but, maybe I've seen too many movies and played too many games involving terrorists, his type of individual is totally unpredictable. He has the access and power to make weapons of mass destruction. He has access to people like himself who will not do anything to stop the use of these weapons. I think their actions have proven this. Even a small amount of C/B-weapons is extremely lethal. You don't need missiles to be a threat. Even a briefcase can be extremely deadly. Nobody seems to notice this.