If you look only at the short-term, most things would appear to be a mistake. 700 men died in one day TRAINING for D-Day but do we say that D-Day wasn't worth it now? No. Jimmy Carter, while president, looked at the short-term when the Shah of Iran was overthrown. He said we didn't need to get involved. We now have him to thank for the rise of radical Islam. And were you just as concerned when Clinton sent troops to the Balkans to fight against a country that didn't attack the US? Regarding our "loss of credibility," we know now that several countries that opposed the coalition invasion of Iraq had officials that were getting a lot of money from Saddam through his manipulation of the Oil For Food program. I don't care about losing the respect of those who were selling their votes in the UN in order to gain huge profits from Saddam's oil. And we're condemned by leaders like Castro? If Castro's against us, we must be doing something right. And George Galloway in England said that murdering Tony Blair would be justified. Honestly, we shouldn't care one bit about what such people think.