Carrying over from another thread and the curious analogy of the current situation in Iraq and the film Aliens. Please bear with my pointless, flippant and disrespectful train of thought as follows You could rerun the film with the colonists as the general population, the bugs/aliens are the insurgents, obviously Brit/US forces are the space marines and of course it all turns out to be a commercially orientated fcuk up/ fcuk over. The colonists end up impregnated, used and eventually spawn more aliens, most of the marines are bravely lost after going in gung ho, but without the truth and the only solution is to nuke it from orbit? Shame real life is not so easy to sort out, no disrespect to our guys doing a tough job out there, but there is a message in this analogy somewhere? One other thought who amongst the marines could represent the Brit troops as obviously Hudson, Apone & Vasquez must represent our US friends? Also what regiment would best be represented by their character? Carter Burke representing government/ big business influence and Lt Gorman every one-pip-wonder or perhaps higher up sending in troops without thinking and then telling them not to fire? There goes my afternoon pondering the possible connections and cue the taglines, " its as hot as hell.........yeah man but its a dry heat"!