IranOn 22 May 1984, President Reagan was briefed on the project conclusions in the Oval Office by William Flynn Martin who had served as the head of the NSC staff that organized the study. The full declassified presentation can be seen here. The conclusions were threefold: first oil stocks needed to be increased among members of the International Energy Agency and, if necessary, released early in the event of oil market disruption; second the United States needed to beef up the security of friendly Arab states in the region and thirdly an embargo should be placed on sales of military equipment to Iran and Iraq. The Plan was approved by the President and later affirmed by the G-7 leaders headed by Margaret Thatcher in the London Summit of 1984.
US actions against Saddam began no later than 1984 and increased in response to Saddam's genocide. Preventing further genocide was the reason for the no-fly zone (which Saddam fired on). Learn some history.
Regarding Saddam's actions just before the invasion, Tony Blair claimed, in accordance with studies at the time, that Saddam intentionally starved 400k children between 2000-2003. The studies were based on proceeds from the food-for-oil program that Saddam had sold in other countries to fund his rape palaces. The number of deaths is estimated by the quantity of that food discovered elsewhere.
Additionally he continued to institutionalize rape, violate unscrs and he intentionally maintained a fake wmd program (to keep Iran ay bay, whom he feared more than the UN).
At least have some clue what you're talking about, mkay?