Worry now — telegram to follow

We're worried about the war, and you should be, too — even if you support it.

We're worried that we are going into this war with little international support, over the objections of such major allies as France, Germany and Russia.

We're worried about the number of U.S. soldiers who will die in battle, many of whom may be reservists rather than career personnel.

We're worried about the number of Iraqi innocent civilians who will be wounded and killed.

We're worried that Iraq may target Israel.

We're worried that the war may give rise to increased anti-Semitism.

We're worried that terrorists, such as suicide bombers, may strike here in America.

We're worried about our own economy and how a prolonged war might affect it.

We're worried that Saddam might use biological weapons against U.S. troops.

We're worried that our soldiers could be involved in hand-to-hand combat on the streets of Baghdad.

We're worried that the war may go on longer than anyone expected.

We're worried that U.S. troops might have to stay in Iraq for many years to rebuild the country and prevent internal warfare among the Kurds, Shi'ites and Sunnis.

We're worried that North Korea and Iran might take advantage of the war situation to beef up their nuclear capabilities and become even bigger threats to us than Iraq — and we might be forced to fight them.

We're worried that once the war is over, President Bush will try to impose a peace plan on Israel that won't satisfy Israel's need for security.

There is no doubt that the world will be a better place if Saddam Hussein is no longer the henchman of Iraq. But he is only one of several despots running countries that are a menace to the free world.

Only time will tell if the president has taken the correct course of action on Iraq. For all of our sakes, let's hope he did.