I can't believe how people are still complaining about this. Who gives a damn if he had WMD? We spent an entire 45 year Cold War defacing our values and supporting or maintaining dictators to satisfy the easy fix against a bigger issue. We have been criticized and criticized for this by our "friends" across the ocean and by our own self-righteous people. Yet in the Post Cold War, we acted as the UN muscle just to maintain Saddam Hussein's throne to satisfy that Cold War legacy of "stability" while we simply pretended that his people weren't starving to death. In 2001, a mad man would shock the world and use the "starving children of Iraq" as one of his false justifications for the 9/11 attack. And in 2003, the same idiots and morons of America that dared to blame our own government's behaviors in the Middle East, as if accepting any and all blame was noble, dared to criticize the government as it set out to fix one of our mistakes in the Middle East.
WMD is an excuse. And excuse used by the Rumsfeld coven and President Bush and it was (and is) an excuse for the critics who secretly didn't give a damn about what we were supposed to be doing for this ****ed up and twisted world that we maintained throughout the Cold War for "stability." Think I'm wrong? First of all, I'm rarely wrong. And second.......the end of the Cold War started off with the great American power of freedom and democracy condemning over 20 million people in Iraq because the thought of actually taking out the dictator didn't please the UN's outdated idea of world structure and "peace." And for twelve years, the prescriptions of the Cold War lingered on.
I always find it disheartening when people (Americans especially) find enough strength to preach about value and good morality, yet are more than willing to turn a blind eye behind their public bitching.