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Where America Went Wrong In Iraq

In the beginning, there were WMD's, and all was well. The Bush administration tried to push this possible threat to everyone who listened, from the general public to the UN to the leaders of other nations. And it was good, or at least a credible reason as to why Saddam Hussein should be taken out of power. "I believe Saddam Hussein is a threat to the American people. I believe he's a threat to the neighborhood in which he lives. And I've got a good evidence to believe that."

He was wrong.

Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. He had almost no weapons period. In fact, there was no way he could have harmed any of his neighbors. They were all stronger than him. And as for harming his own people? They were living in a 3rd world country already. No dictator is going to be able to make their lives any worse.

And then the US said, "Let there be an invasion of Iraq!" And then there was an invasion. And the American military struck swiftly, and within …