The question was whether it was worth the $4 to 6T, the 4,000+ American lives, the 2.5 million American service members whose lives (and the lives of their families) will never be the same because they have been tainted with the smell of death, the 50,000 Iraqi lives lost and the millions displaced all to remove a two bit dictator.
Economic Cost Summary | Costs of War
Study: Iraq, Afghan war costs to top $4 trillion - The Washington Post
Harvard study: Iraq, Afghan wars will cost $4 trillion to $6 trillion - UPI.com
Was it worth it? Hell no! It was one of the dumbest things America has ever done (we won't even go to out the action fueled hatred of America in the region and probably promoted terrorism)...... Let me also point out that while Saddam was a bad guy; he did hold a country together that wasn't really country but a collection of three peoples that hated each other.......as evident that they go after each other as soon as law and order breaks down (as they did in 2004 and are doing again)
Iraq was as stupid as stupid gets..... and you want to argue over the semantics of whether Iraq attacked the US. What difference does it make? It sounds a little like "little Jimmy hit me so I broke his neck..."