So in 2001 GW Bush claims that Osama binLaden is the head behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to have a decent excuse to place troops in afghanistan, then once there we have to come up with another excuse to get Iraq involved in this as Iraq is the real interest. There's many reasons for any empire to be interested in Iraq, not only oil. besides having huge reserves of oil (even more than Saudi Arabia as proven), Iraq has two very important rivers the Tigris and Eufrates with high reserves of water which became an issue in the 1980s when it became evident that drinkable water was becoming a problem, Iraq also has borders with Iran, Kuwait, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Siria, as well as axcess to water through the Gulf... so basically, whoever controls Iraq has the key to the middle east. so don't sell me the story about helping those people to gain their democracy... Hussein has done terrible things and nobody ever did anything about it without intending to take over Iraq. The Soviets even try to attack Afghanistan in the past and Bush father financed the actions of Osama Bin Laden against that.... CNN never told us that right. but if the soviets took over Afghanistan first, then the US would be behind, so lets send Osama a few million american tax dollars to keep the soviets away. Then, Hussain gets pissed and takes over Kuwait in 1990 .... only months after the US took over Panama, as Illegally. But, Bush considered this against human rights so goes over anything the UN had to say and attacks Iraq, confident that the weapons had already been quite successfully in Panama leaving thousands of citizens of that country without homes and missing family members, as well as a good grip on the canal. who are these people kidding man.... it's unreal... or like Margaret Tatcher starting a nothing war against Argentina over the Falkland/Malvinas islands... dude there's nothing there!!!!... the only reason why she started a war was because she was losing popularity and needed to do something to be respected for, therefore, lets start a war so a few people die but we win and we don't make it look like a big deal. people running countries are really sick people and we're sick for accomodating that.