My vote: Not a Single American Life.
My reason: I do not believe it is our country's job, or world role, to bring freedom to those too weak or too simple minded to take that freedom for themselves.
I do not belive that we should spend the soon to be trillions of dollars of American Taxpayer money to bring freedom to those who refused to fight for it when it mattered, when Saddam was in control.
I do not believe that the greater "War on Terror" will be aided by a puppet state Iraq, a Representation Republic where only American approved candidates have a chance at winning. Even the most simple minded of American enemies can see through that ruse.
I do not belive the war is wrong either. I simply belive that taking the soft road, the "liberal warfare" road was a poor choice. Our goal should NOT be someone elses freedom. Th eonly goal of our Government should be American safety, by all means and at all costs.
If Iraq was in bed with AQ and Bin laden, then we should have done what we have done in the past: Destroy, Dominate and Dismantle with all the incredable power and fury at our command.
Bullies do not learn from soft people, people who prattle onabout noble goals like freedom. They learn when their men are killed by the thousands, rooted out of every hole they can find. They learn when they realize that to fight America means their certain uniquivacable destruction.
So I WOULD sacrifice American Lives for the cause of American safety. But I would not waste one single American life to free a people who refused to rise up and take the freedom some think they so desire. I come form a nation of people who fought for their freedom over and over for hundred of years, against odds no one would take, and lost just about every damn time. The Iraqi people never truly made that sacrifice. Not a single time. So I will not congratulate them on their supposed "bravery" today when they vote under the watchful and protecting eye of American Soldiers.