Still chewin that rag, huh, A.
They made a play to change the dynamics and head of the Islamist hegemony in the critical ME; the WMD was used as a kicker to try and pull it off. Though the whole world (except you, I reckon) just knew Saddam had em...and had proved he use em.
The strategy was solid, though a shot in the dark, and it was costly...but now we know that if you give Muslims a Democracy...the Islamists will end up ruling the day. Their *Moderate*
brethren are loathe to take them on.
Bush wasn't a genius...but he was honest and did what he thought right to protect us against RADICAL ISLAM. Obama schmoozes the Islamists...and turn the IRS/NSA and Homeland Security on those of us who call Islamist what they are...psychopathic religious fanatics with a death wish.
That said, it looks as if Egypt and Turkey may be a ray of hope, in the stand against Islamists. And even the young'uns in Iran. Obama nws.