reply to post by JiggyPotamus
Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, there is factual evidence of use of chemical weapons in Iraq. The call for invasion and WMD was about the
nuclear side of the problem and the creation of delivery systems to attack neighbors (read Israel and the Saudis).
Do you think that a long time CIA operative (Saddam, this is documented), and being Iraq an US ally (the bloody war against Iran) not exclusively
fomented by the US but actively supported to contain Iran's influence in the region. That Saddam decision to invader Kuwait was not expected (there
are even factual reports that there was an expectation that the action would not result in an US intervention, by probes made by Iraq near US
diplomats). Just the absurdity of the action that was prompted by how Kuwait was influencing Iraq's oil price...
This stuff is all scripted, there are people that spend their lives not only planing for the unforeseen but taking proactive action to control the
decision processes and so maintain the initiative (always best than be left to respond to unplanned curve balls).