We were Saddam's ally when he was at his murderous worst, so that's not it. Post Persian gulf war Iraq was no longer a military threat to the region, so that's not it.
And apparently you missed the vote on the Iraq war, almost every single Republican voted for it while a majority of Democrats voted against it.
He withdrew all troops from Iraq by the end of last year vs Romney who said it was too soon to withdraw the troops.How easily people forget. After much hemming and hawing.
He didn't keep his word as spoken. He lied.
We could cut our military spending to 1/6 of what we spend and still be the biggest military spender on the planet.And of course you see these as a good thing instead of a horrible thing considering the growing hostility in the World.