Since we have a new batch of trolls on the board that get joy out of looking like complete fools in a REAL arguement, i figured i'd be Santa Claus alittle early and bring them all the joy they can handle. The most important reason we attacked Iraq and Afghanistan was because they supported terrorism and sponsored terroist groups. Specifically, they sponsored Al queda. Forget the freeing people or the strategic significance of a democracy in the ME, Saddam was the enemy by his relations with our Direct enemy. The Guardian reports that Al Queda terror Camps were operating with sponsorship from Baghdad and Tehran before the US ever invaded. http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,779359,00.html Tech Central Station lists the numerous connections between Al Queda and Saddam's regime. http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html The Wall Street Journal reports on the detailed documents Saddam had kept that were seized after the fall of Baghdad. These documents alluded to a conference held in Iraqi territory that might have held a meeting for 9/11. http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005133 But not just his terrorist ties, lets take a look at those missing WMD's that you libs seem to think don't exist and never possibly existed. Debka reports that in January of 2003, Iraq shipped its WMD's to Syria before the US invasion took place. http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=482 1.7 metric tons of Radioactive Material (uranium) were recovered by US forces in Iraq. This material is used in dirty bombs or could be refined to be used in nuclear weapons. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3872201.stm http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/07/iraq.nuclear/index.html http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,124924,00.html And if that werent enough, the UN confirms that iraq's WMD's were shipped out to syria. The UN tags were still on the merchandise. http://www.thevanguard.org/thevanguard/columns/040618.shtml?ID=13323 So im sorry, prouddem, xen and that other aging hippy liberal douche, what exactly is illegal about this war again?