No it wasn't democracy. Nor was it 911 nor was it WMD. I understand the arguments in each of those cases but none of those alone are sufficient for me to support deposing Saddam. If they had asked me how do do it I would have suggested clandestine and covert ops, not invasion. They didn't ask.
Be that as it may, we are where we are.
For me, the best outcome at this point in time is as I described.
Bot, help me out...I'm trying to figure out which of us has the moral high ground in this area. I started out as an ardent supporter of the Iraq war...that said, I'm now perfectly willing to throw BushCo under the bus, knowing what I know now. I'm very bitter having been lied to. Acknowledging this doesn't mean I was wrong before - especially since I didn't have access to even 1% of the information available to congress, who REALLY blew it.
Your reluctance to acknowledge the complete fiasco that led us to this war is somewhat surprising, and I'm wondering why that is. Without a doubt, there's no changing it now - that doesn't mean there aren't lessons every American can learn, and apply to the way they look at current events, politics, and most importantly, how they evaluate candidates and vote.
Your opinions in this regard are valuable to me, only in that I make a hobby out of studying humanity - not for some other nefarious purposes.