I happen to believe we could have remained together — that as a country, we could’ve been inspired to find alternatives to oil, to commit ourselves to a year or two of community service (whether the military, the Peace Corps or some equivalent, or working with Habitat for Humanity). But instead that potential commitment and the worldwide goodwill this country enjoyed was squandered. Don’t let them win — go out and shop. You’re for us or against us. Iraq’s WMD’s are a threat; Saddam was behind the attacks. Mission Accomplished. I grieve for those who died or were injured on that day or who lost loved ones. I grieve, as well, for the missed opportunities.