I dropped by the American Civil War re-enactment of the 1864 Battle of Tupelo in Mississippi and afterwards asked one of the soldiers what he thought about what’s unfolding in Iraq. He said:- Like the rest of the world we have no say in what the North decides to do. They’ve just been carrying on their policies of invasion of what they did to us, going into other countries, taking property, telling people how to live and what to do in their own homes. They always make a moral reason. In Iraq, they say it’s about democracy. With us they said it was about slavery. But mostly it’s about money and control. They wanted our taxes and our cotton.