Skippy, how cute of you.
Plenty said there was no cake in Iraq, that's why some people should choke on it!
Yep, the world would have been better off to let him do his enrichment. And then wait and see what he would use it for......gee I wonder how that would have turned out?
When the WMD weren't found in the first few weeks of the invasion of Iraq at President Bush's order, he sent some flunkies over there to investigate, search, and compose a report. The report was issued and is called The Duelfer Report. Do a search on this site, it was the center of much misinterpretation by right wing loonies too lazy or just plain unable to read a document longer than a comic book. The Duelfer Report made it clear, there were no active WMD programs in Iraq in the years after the first Gulf War, and that Saddam's antics and bluster was orchestrated to make the Iranians think twice about invading Iraq. He had nothing left but bluster and bravado. The UN sanctions, even with the much publicized corruption with US companies in Houston in the oil for food program, were devastatingly effective, beyond what all our intelligence gathering and interpreting efforts indicated.
What you seem to be missing is that while the "yellow cake" you are all in a lather about resided in Iraq, it was not in Iraqi possession. It was under UN possession. No one else allowed to have it wanted it, so the UN elected to leave it there, under their watch.
Read the Duelfer Report. All of it. I did and it is clear, even if written by a Bush loyalist looking to try to make Bush seem other than the simpleton he is. Saddam was the head of a barely functioning government, while WMD programs may have been dancing in his head, they were not within his grasp, and his main enemy was Iran. Funny we found we had to depose him. No real logic, just out of control testosterone and cowboy diplomacy. Jim