1. 280 dead Marines in 1982.
2. All available US troops now bomb fodder in Iraq.
3. Like Willy Loman, USA not well liked in Arabic world right now.
4. US thought shipping US bombs to Israel would be enough.
5. Lots of Lebanese civilians killed by those bombs.
6. Relatives might want revenge.
7. Shipping US troops to Lebanon would drop GWB even lower in polls.
8. US troops in Lebanon would become Quagmire #2.
9. US troops under GWB never go into a country as "peace keepers"
because peace is for pussies.
10. Death is life leaving the body.