How I remember what was going on at the time...
The U.N. was sending in an investigation team. Saddam laid out all of his documentation on the table and said have a look, we're not up to anything. Several locations in Iraq had been searched by the U.N. and turned up nothing. Bush Jr. got his panties in a bunch saying the U.N. wasn't moving fast enough, we know there's WMD, then bombed Baghdad. Of course, he figured we would find the evidence while we were attacking Iraq so he could say, "see, I told you so". Of course, we never found anything.
If we had let the U.N. finish their job with the searches, soldiers like my brother would not have come home with COPD, we'd have a lot more solders still alive. Yeah, Saddam might still be alive, but he was nothing more than a placed puppet. Oh yeah, we put him in power in the first place. Funny how that works. Since he didn't work out, let's try changing the whole government so we can control the oil. That didn't work out too well either.
Saddam was just like our politicians, except we don't kill our politicians when they don't do what we want them to do.