I think the numbers of dead have come from several sources, including the UN inspectors.
You bring up many good questions, which I'm not sure of the answers, including the president.
I can't talk about Afghanistan.
One good question I have not heard much of is, where are we getting the money to pay for this one time strike? One missile is one million dollars a piece.
I don't know why the president doesn't just strike the leader with a drone. It's not like he hasn't done it before.
Another thing is where are those on here who called Bush a warmonger, killer, murderer? All I hear on here is crickets.