'This is a big problem with the anti-war left, the tendency to make assertions that are ultimately empty'
that is exactly what i was thinking when reading your proto-typical extreme comparisons that the pro-war right wing camp seem to make all the time! ("where would you prefer to live under SH or under Bush").
it reminds me of the arguments i hear down the pub -
A 'i don't eat meat'
B 'you live on salads then!'
A 'i don't like globalisation'
B 'go and live in the caves!'