You either do not know the history of the law signed by Bill Clinton, nor the view by the congress and the administration at least starting with Bush 41 as to WMD. For Bush to be fooled, and yes had to be by George Tenet, since he assured the questioning by G. W. Bush 43, as to the real chances WMD was actually in Iraq. Tenet told Bush it is a slam dunk. No questions at all. But since Tenet was appointed by Clinton, and he had no doubt, neither did Bill Clinton. General Georges Sada explained how Saddam got the WMD over into Syria. Cheney was not trying to get Bush to invade any country. This myth is so often told by Democrats, you simply accepted their BS. Cheney had plenty of practical experience with Saddam so naturally he spoke of this. Clinton took action against Saddam for the same reason Bush 43 took action. Bush however had experience with the USA being attacked. For some reason, they figured out that Osama was behind the attacks. So they hit Afghanistan first. Iraq only got invaded due to what Saddam had been doing. Saddam earned a pair of no fly zones. Imposed on him as I recall by Bill Clinton. Maybe it was Bush 41 but not by Bush 43. Bush called Saddam a grave but gathering danger. His aim was to prevent a known terrorist named Saddam Hussein from an attack on the USA using the same system that was used by Bin Laden. Saddam paid terrorists a lot of money for acts of terrorism. Valerie Plame really was not in deep cover. She was based in the USA and was well known to work for the CIA. Her time under cover was way earlier. She and her husband loathed Bush to the point they did all they could do to damage his administration. Bush did not out her.Novak outed her. Novak learned from Richard Armitage about her and how her husband managed a trip to Africa over yellowcake. Though Bush stated he got told by England that they believed the yellow cake came from Africa, Plame and Wilson turned that into being from Nigeria when Bush did not mention that country. Then by lying, they operated a hit machine on Bush. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plame_affair Next what Margot 2 says is not of consequence since acts by Bush were airstrikes not boots on the ground. Still if you approve the USA putting boots on the ground of allies, and shooting the place up, it seems misguided to me given how you describe how you believe. Obama busted into Pakistan with boots on the ground. This is very strange given the Obama talks of not wanting boots on the ground. By the way, in your "research" did you bother to read Bush's book called Decision Points or Cheney's book that covers those events? Then Donald Rumsfeld authored a fine book covering this topic. Anyway, taking the word of outsiders is bad when the players wrote books. To get my point, suppose I wrote a book that talked about your posts. Would you get fairly represented? I could quote you. But still how fair is that. Those authors hating Bush or Cheney wrote books. Very biased books. You won't call Seals into Pakistan an invasion yet the very few military plus CIA of maybe 900 gets called an invasion by you. Frankly General Franks was able to control both the CIA in Afghanistan plus his few troops inserted. His troops were advisers and spotters. They helped Afghanistan win back their own country. But we hardly invaded them. Maybe if you think Obama has also invaded Iraq and Syria by putting thousands of troops there, and I bet donuts you make excuses for what Obama did, can you call what happened in Afghanistan an invasion. Bush put far fewer men into Afghanistan than Obama has recently into Iraq and Syria. I can't think of a country that enjoys airstrikes into their sovereign territory but you seem only focused on Bush and brush off what Obama has done. Yes, it made people upset that Bush essentially freed Afghanistan and more upset he freed Iraq. Bush did not want to conquer Afghanistan at all. Bush helped the citizens living there take back their own country and obtain a better government than they had with the Taliban. Bush planned a fast getting out of Iraq as well. General Franks explains that in detail. Your final point is not in my wheel house of knowledge. I can't speak to the topic if it really was or not Osama Bin laden.