OK, what is the peace dividend after this war? Lower gas prices? Don't think so since they were about as low as they could go about a year ago. New markets? OK you have a country that is decimated and needs to be rebuilt. But it could take years for the citizens to gain the kind of money that is required to buy American goods. China might have more to gain from this war than our manufacturers. And what about the loss of every other Arab and Muslim market? Don't think McDonalds will be building any more restaurants nor will Dell be showing commercials in Egypt. Security? OK so now we have EVERY Muslim wanting our blood. Sure Saddam is now out of our hair, but he was surrounded. Now we have 20-30 nations that have terrorist organizations that are out to get us. Improved economy? Sure defense spending will help, but for every Apache Boeing builds, they lose 2-3 commercial aircraft sales. GE and other defense contractors will see orders, but what about other manufactures? No one is buying anything right now because they are glued to their TVs seeing the war seem to take more time and cost more lives than they were expecting.