Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Iraq Liberation Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On Thursday, October 10, 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 296-133 and, on Friday, October 11, 2002, the U.S. Senate voted 77-23 to "authorize President Bush to attack Iraq if Saddam Hussein refuses to give up weapons of mass destruction as required by U.N. resolutions."
Your question has been raised many times by those unfamiliar with US history and what led to the invasion of Iraq. The following quotes should clear things up and avoid any historical confusions.
If The Bush Administration Lied About WMD, So Did These People — Version 3.0 | Right Wing News
A recent interesting article on the subject Thomas Fleming: A Jersey Lesson in Voter Fraud - WSJ.com