The taliban, a muslim group with slightly different views were behind the 9-11. These Taliban's live in Iraq / Afghanistan. They for some reason of which I do not know started to fight against other afghanistan citizens. Because of the fact that Afghanistan has quite a lot of oil, the UK and America have supported the innocent Afghanistan's and helped fight the Taliban.
Inaccurate fact finding indicated that Iraq had nuclear weapons...as it turned out, they did not. That was one reason given for the war and at the time, one of the main concerns here in America, I believe. The other was as Ginah stated. Thousand were being slaughtered by Hussein and his henchmen. It was believed that he was a threat to the entire region and to us here in America as well. Oil, was of course, a consideration but was not publicly mentioned by our government or the media.
I can not say with absolute certainty.but (yes there is a but) the way i understand it is 9/11 on top of W.M.D's this was the door to the war.now behind the scenes we have russia/japan and some others backing the taliban(in the far background/hiding) to try and crush israel through pakistan and it's taliban/cohorts.all to grab land they have no right to for the humongous oil reserve under it.it is said that israels reserve of oil is more than all the rest of the oil in the known world.in other words it is a land grab for money money money(power over other nations) by controlling or trying to control fuel sources.the only problem is the God/Jesus of israel says unh uh uhh and says he will basically take their heads off at the knees if they try to cross that line. This is why when enemies come against israel they seem to lose even against a smaller less powerful army of israel.it's just laughable to see this through history and the enemies of israel don't seem to be able to see it.and the united states needs to realize instead of trying to help divide land to appease these enemies of israel they need to back them up to the very wall as these are God's people and america owes it's very existence to them.in case they don't know their own history.if you don't believe just look on the 1 dollar bill and you will see the homage paid to israel with the minorah and the star of david printed all over it.not to mention the shekinah glory of God surrounding the star.this is about all i ahve learned over the years.
Simple. Geo.Bush No.1 beat the snot out of them BUT stopped short of the city - figured he had them beaten, got lots of "attaboy's" an all that other Texan bull. But he was wrong. SO, when Geo.Bush No.2 came along, he wanted to cast a bigger shadow than his old man, so off we went. Hussein was a madman from the same mold as Hitler,and needed to removed from the earth. But a well placed snipers bullet, or a smart bomb, could have accomplished the same thing. Oh, I forgot, we signed a treaty not to assassinate any political leader. But it IS OK to send troops in and destroy the country, and send 1000's of Americans to their deaths, or worse, to ill-equipped VA hospitals minus a limb or two. Bullet to the head seems alot more sensible to me.
Agreed, it was all about the oil first time round, a cynical exercise by Bush senior who then ran out on the locals he had persuaded to rise up against Saddam. It was the US who created international fundamentalist terrorism in Iraq, not Saddam Husein.