Study: Bush Admin Made 935 False Statements About Iraq Threat In March To War The ties to Al Qaeda were tenuous at best, there was also evidence that there were no WMDs beforehand that was pretty much completely ignored, and rather than take the time to find proof beforehand, even though Iraq posed no immediate threat, we made it an immediate threat and pulled resources out of where the real threat was to invade. Other dictators elsewhere who were even worse as well. I know the other excuses too, like the Dems in Congress also authorizing it. Except for the fact that they were also lied to and though no one is going to excuse their bandwagoning, they weren't the ones responsible, especially for the mess that was the occupation. So maybe someone can tell me why we really went there, and why we had to drop everything to go? And where that pesky Bin Laden guy is?