Slightly more than an hour until the President’s deadline for Saddam Hussein arrives. It seems that no one expects the campaign to start right then, but there is an awful lot of countdown activity related to 7PM.

I’m curious to see what happens with gas prices when the war starts. It has gone down quite a bit in the last week. I would’ve expected the fickle gas prices to move the other direction as we move closer to war.

I’m curious to see what happens to the stock markets when the war starts. The Dow is up almost 10% over the last week. Amazingly, the panicky market seems to like the fact that we’re finally moving, and there is less uncertainty about if war will happen. There’s still the question of when….

After the president spoke on Monday, the Homeland Security threat risk went once again to “high”. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go to to “severe” when the war begins.