How much oil do you think those deaths are worth? What is the proper blood for oil ratio?I believe we should have gone in well before we did. Hussein did a lot of nasties - trust that his own people did not hang him for nothing.
He was at his murderous worst when we supported him and Rumsfeld was over shaking hands with him. Oh but that was when he still allowed US oil in Iraq.
He invaded and brutalized Kuwait,
After Kuwait had drilled into their oil fields, no concern of ours except to the threat of our oil spigots in Kuwait.
and was responsible for training and arming many terrorists, who he harbored in Iraq before and after 9/11.
The Pentagon determined their was no al-Qaeda/Iraq connection.
Here's a little read for you to get an idea of just how bad the iraqis needed to be liberated from the tyranny they were under - it was written before we went in, and we all know it turned out to be much worse than they ever thought when many, many - too many - mass graves and tourture facilities were discovered:
Had nothing to do with our invasion and occupation since that behavior was not a problem for us when our oil companies were allowed there.
DOING the arithmetic is an imprecise venture. The largest number of deaths attributable to Mr. Hussein's regime resulted from the war between Iraq and Iran between 1980 and 1988, which was launched by Mr. Hussein. Iraq says its own toll was 500,000, and Iran's reckoning ranges upward of 300,000. Then there are the casualties in the wake of Iraq's 1990 occupation of Kuwait. Iraq's official toll from American bombing in that war is 100,000 — surely a gross exaggeration — but nobody contests that thousands of Iraqi soldiers and civilians were killed in the American campaign to oust Mr. Hussein's forces from Kuwait. In addition, 1,000 Kuwaitis died during the fighting and occupation in their country.