Why did the United States invade Iraq? So many liberals claim that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Saddam ran a "secular" country. He had no connection to al-Qaeda. So why did the United States invade Iraq? Here's my opinion: First of all, there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11. Bin Laden is on record as saying that the presense of American troops on Holy Muslim soil was a major reason why 9/11 was planned and carried out. Our soldiers were in Saudi Arabia at the direct invitation of the Saudi Arabian government in response to the invasion of Kuwait. The invasion of Kuwait was done by none other than Saddam Hussein. To say that there is no connection between Iraq and 9/11 is ludicrious on it's face. However, I believe that George W. Bush was hell bent on invading Iraq to show up his father. Not defend his father, or avenge his father for any perceived plots against him. But to show the world that he was a better man, a better leader, and a better president. Anyone who can read, and who followed the build up to the invasion in 2003, had to know that the Bush administration was going to invade Iraq no matter what Saddam did. It was obvious. That last ultimatum Saddam was given, that he leave his own country? I mean, come on. Any moron should have seen that the Bush administration was hell bent on invading. Yet today those members of Congress who voted to give Bush the authority to invade claim that Bush lied. WMD? What a crock of shit. Who cares that WMD weren't found. So what. It was never about that because it was obvious that Bush would have invaded Iraq anyway. And Congress gave him the permission to do so. The next constitutional amendment approved in this country should be one that prevents a son from being president in his fathers lifetime. No man should be allowed to wage a war, and invade a sovereign nation, to show the world he's a better man than his father. That's the only reason George W, Bush invaded Iraq. Not oil. Not money. But to show up his old man. He should have just whipped out a ruler and compared dicks.