Goose, give it up. You're turning into just another "His master's voice" advocate.
Although I opposed this war, I was convinced the allied troops would eventually find WMD. I was wrong. They found vacuum cleaners among other things unlikely to pose an immediate thread. A couple of rusty leftovers are by no means a stockpile of WMD nor a weapon program. Saddam was a brutal dictator, but he obviously did not pose an appreciable risk. If this one shell proves anything, it is that SH
's regime wasn't even able to maintain
Then I thought, "well at least, torture in prisons came to an end." Not quite, really .. Obviously, I was wrong again, and Spiegel reports that one torture victim died. Though I still do not wish to compare soldiers involved in those barbaric methods with Saddam's henchmen, not only the U.S. but rather the entire western world lost lots of it's credibility.
Then there was this domino theory that the establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East would be a "watershed event" forcing other regimes to return power to the people. Basically, the Bush administration wanted to show the UN that the US is more capable of handling international conflicts - and failed badly. The world did not turn into a safer place (quite to the contrary). The fact that Mrs. Rice herself feels obliged to visit a German talk show to promote the Administration's point of view says a lot.