I must be reading your words wrong, Leland. As I recall, terrorists took the first shot in this "war" when they killed thousands in NYC. You can hate George Bush and his politics, and you can argue that invading Iraq and fighting terrorism have nothing to do with each other, but please don't suggest that the so-called "war on terror" would not be fought without the current administration's actions. John Kerry has had the luxury of being a "monday morning quarterback" throughout this entire campaign, and I still can't figure out where we'd be in fighting terrorism if he had been president. As for your opinion that this is a war in perpetuity, just remember that they said the same thing about the Cold War when everyone thought the world would end in nuclear holocaust. These cowards will undoubtedly perpetrate many acts of terrorism in my lifetime, but I'm going with the assumption that solid and steadfast leadership will keep my family safe.