The UN had been repeatedly denied access to many of Saddam's facilities and scientists.<quoted text>
Sadam could have been controlled through sanctions & subversion by helping his enemies within Iraq.
To keep an eye on or to promote regime change can all occur without an INVASION.
What part of that don't you whiners get.
The first UN resolution was passed in 1991. There were 15 more to come. That should tell you something if you used your brain instead of parroting your brainwashing.
Saddam admitted early on he had WMDs but destroyed them. Yet UNSCOM was still denied total access to prove this over and over again.
Ten years later, the UN finally got to the point of issuing "serious consequences" if Saddam did not comply with their demands.
Again, this should tell you something if you could think for yourself.