Originally Posted by mob17
That would not have worked, to simply say "Oh Saddam is suddenly bad now lets get him". He was in power for years so the US could not just go in. They had to fabricate something to give it legitmacy, like WMDs. Iraq was a much more peaceful place than it was before than it is now.
America has long been a supporter of placing dictators that are on their payroll throughout the world. Gaddaffi a classic example. Afghan president another. Pakistan president another. THIS IS THEIR STRATEGY.
The questions is why didn't they fabricate WMD's in Iraq. I mean they just went through all the trouble in setting up 9/11, why didn't they go and plant WMD in Iraq.