Last night I watched the four-part series House of Saddam on HBO. It's a pretty exciting, inside look at the last 20 years of Saddam Hussain's life and that of his family. I wonder, though, if their lives were really as interesting as the shows makes them out to be. This show, to me, however, shows just how unnecessary an all-out offensive against Iraq really was. Perhaps the show is inaccurate, but it portrays pre-liberation Iraq as a very unorganized, chaotic place.