Some excerpts from Bush speeches on Iraq, for those who've forgotten what this war was all about.
"My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger."
That's a totall of 3 reasons he gives for invading Iraq: disarm, free its people and removal of a grave danger. Two out of three reasons were bogus, reason enough for Bush to come clean about Iraq, I'd say.
"We have no ambition in Iraq, except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people."
"Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly -- yet, our purpose is sure. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder. We will meet that threat now, with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of fire fighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities." (President Bush Addresses the Nation, March 19, 2003)
"And we concluded that tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world. Many nations have voiced a commitment to peace and security. And now they must demonstrate that commitment to peace and security in the only effective way, by supporting the immediate and unconditional disarmament of Saddam Hussein." (Azores Meeting, March 16 2003)
Not a word about freeing the Iraqi people, strange.
"This is a person who we have proven to the world is deceiving everybody -- I mean, he's a master at it. He's a master of deception. As I said yesterday, he'll probably try it again. He'll probably try to lie his way out of compliance or deceive or put out some false statement. You know, if he wanted to disarm, he would have disarmed. We know what a disarmed regime looks like." (February 7, 2003)
Note how this particular paragraph can also be easily applied to Bush himself.