those dots? Which is not to say there are not legitimate concerns about how we proceed. For a thorough analysis of the potential nightmare of a post-Saddam Iraq, read James Fallows' excellent article in the November issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Fallows interviewed dozens of experts about what might follow Saddam's overthrow and projected that our involvement in Iraq could be perhaps decades long, hugely expensive and far more hands-on than we envision. It is not a heartening read. Nevertheless, our commitment to removing Saddam is fair, just, necessary and even noble, given the hypocrisy of other nations willing to watch us die for their eventual benefit. Whether we're up to the task, that's the real question.