For those of you who have'nt read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," I'll explain Zaphod. For those of you that have, it's been awhile since I read it, so if I blow it........ take it easy on me! Zaphod Breeblebrox was the President of the Galaxy. His job, instead of running the government, was to distract attention away from the government so it could do as it pleased. He made Clinton look like a puritan! "But what does this have to do with our current dilemma?" you ask. Which gives me a chance to spew some of my own little theories I've pondered lately. I think Bush could be playing Zaphod here. I think he's probably been advised to talk real tough, threaten the big war, make everyone think it's going to be a long struggle. Meanwhile, in the Intelligence community, we've got special ops. outfits all over the hot area. Waiting to strike quick on these small groups and then be outta there before they know what hit them. My basis for this line of thinking. I would like to think that the advisors to Bush have seen whats happened in the past when we've tried to go police other countries on a large scale. I would also like to think that they know the history of Afgahnastan. It's always been in upheaval, yet none of the great empires of civilization have been able to conquer it. To the best of my knowledge anyway. Any scholars present feel free to correct me. They surely have to know that you don't need an entire army to go after small, mobile, groups. I know there's technology out there to make this easier than the Soviets had it when they tried. No way we want to occupy anything in or near the Mid-East. I'm giving them a lot of credit. I hope they don't let me down. Whaddya think?