Iraq's Saddam initiated the war with the US's full support and you know it, as it was their aim to get back at Iran. Everyone saw the warm embrace given Saddam by Def Sec Rumsfeld just before the Iraqi attacks on Iran. Why, Iraq even used chemical weapons against Iran, weapons reportedly obtained from US and European sources. Neither Iraq or Iran deserved the west's support, both were, are, tyrannies, yet Iraq got it, and plenty of it.Saddam Hussein held all the cards and could have at moment's notice prevented the world-wide catstophes known as the Persian Gulf Wars.
All of them, incuding the Iran/Iraq conflict of the 1980's.
The United States did not start those wars, Saddam Hussein did.
The whole WMD wa a bluff by Saddam. A stupid boastful bluff that deeply cost him, his country and the US. The CIA, Grove, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, they all knew it was just that, a bluff, yet used it as an excuse to invade. That's when we got the "Mission accomplished" bluster before the sh*t hit the fan. Colin Powell and many democrats and Repubs were probably kept in the dark and hoodwinked, and they regret it to this day.