I was getting used to the frustrating rope a dope of the UN on the issue of Saddam Hussein his WMD and Iraq. Somewhere inside I believed---naively, though---that the world or at least the civilized world had outgrown savage conflict. But I was wrong. Bombing, fighting, killing and torture seem too frequently to be the natural state of the human condition. What can I say---that I'm disappointed in humanity? That could be the understatement of the new millennium.