At the beginning of 2002, I had an idea for a cheaper way to take out Saddam. People were throwing around ideas like assassination, bribery and what not. My suggestion was to buy $1 billion of crack or tweak and drop it on Baghdad. Of course that would be $1 billion actual street value, not reported street value. There is about a 10,000% difference in case anyone was wondering. Drop that and a Wal-mart. Looking back, I think it would have had the same general effect. Total chaos, roving gangs shooting everyone else, things exploding everywhere, unemployment around 60%, no one trusting anyone, most of the structures in ruins. Yep, same effect and 299 billion dollars less in expenses. Sure, it could be construed as usage of chemical weapons, but since we are doing that already... Just something to think about as we build up our forces on the Syrian border.