I was reading this article and was stuck by this line:
If we don’t immediately see parades in our honor that doesn’t mean the people aren’t happy we’ve liberated them. Last time we did it we left, and Saddam killed thousands. He watches the news. Someone records them, so they can look for people later. We can’t expect Iraqis to trust us, when we left them worse off last time.
On a related anti-war note that I’ve heard in the past:
If that were true, then we have a responsibility to go and clean up the mess. I don’t think it really is true (ie. I don’t think we sold him chemical or biological weapons). But we did support Saddam when he was fighting a country that had taken our diplomats prisoner and kept them for over a year. That may mean we have more responsibility to make sure we clean up any problems that caused.