Because the primary objective was the wmd's.<quoted text>
But I notice you didn't explain why every prominent democrat believed Saddam was a threat and had to be removed from power even before 9/11.
I notice when that argument became null and void, cons turn to the "humanitarian" angle. Last I checked, over 100,000 civilians were killed under the bushie objectives.
But regardless of that 1998 claim, bushie did nothing. Just like he did nothing after the USS Cole.
Coincidence? I.. think... not!!!