That was my fault. I sometimes talk and don't really pay attention to what I say. Sorry.Sadam did not kill 1000's of Americans? The only Americans Saddam killed were the invading kind. Neither did Saddam harbour terrorists, the irony is that modern day Iraq does!
I do agree with you. Iraq was something we shouldn't have been involved in. Despite what people say, I think we did it for the oil. The first war was needed, in my opinion, and the 2nd war was used to show the world we are bullies.I agree that was the case in Afghanistan. Something had to be done about the Taliban there, who hosted al-Qaida.
But Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism. Saddam was a secular dictator who put islamists in jail. Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, and he had no significant ties to al-Qaida.
You may have a point that sometimes it's good to topple a ruthless dictator and to liberate his people. But that's not what Bush said. He did not say he wants to topple Saddam because he is a genocidal dictator. He lied to the public in the entire world, by claiming Saddam is developing WMD (which were not found). He lied to the world by claiming Saddam has ties to 9/11.
And the whole post-invasion occupation was poorly executed. Between 2003 and 2007, about 600,000 Iraqis have died -- which means that five times the number of Iraqis have died per year after the invasion, than under Saddam's rule. And this blood is on Bush's and America's hands now.
Iraq is in chaos and at the brink of civil war, it may very well happen Shias with ties to Iran take power, or radical islamists. Post-invasion Iraq may destabilize the fragile balance of power in the Middle East entirely.