As an un-objective writer (I admit it - it's hard to be objective when inundated with the US media/POV everyday), I'm fully behind our President in whatever course our country (and its allies) takes with Iraq. It's easy for me to say that, since it will have relatively little impact on me, personally (though I may pay more for gas and my stocks may take a hit). I've said it before: I believe our leaders are operating on a greater knowledge of world affairs than I, and their decisions are just and right.
It would be great to have an unified stance on Iraq from the rest of the world, but that will never happen (try to get a room full of your friends to agree on political/religious matters).
The conservative talk shows here are quick to point out that France & Germany aren't falling into line because of power/money issues, but can you blame them for looking out for themselves? The US is currently doing that, too.
I do, however, find disturbing the report I heard (again, on a conservative talk show) that France shared UN Inspection plans with Iraq Intelligence in order to ensure their investment in Iraq-based businesses and contracts would continue to be solvent. One country should not undermine a world-unified initiative, especially one to disarm a dangerous regime.
So peace is great. Anti-war demonstrations are great, too - they show that people should be allowed the right to self-expression and that they provoke our leaders to fully consider the ramifications of their decisions.
But evil should not go unchecked.