President Bush says he'll give Saddam Hussein one more chance to disarm and allow inspectors into Iraq.
As more than 500,000 troops get vaccinated for small pox, and thousands more are moved to battle positions in the Mideast, stateline leaders say war is not an option.
But there is support for a possible war on Iraq from some stateline leaders.
Senator Dave Syverson says a preemptive strike will send a strong message to Saddam Hussein and Iraq, that the U.S. will not tolerate terrorism, or those tied to it.
Public opinion will be a driving force in a possible strike on Iraq.
President Bush and others who can decide to declare war are elected officials; none of them want to go against what voters want to see.