We all seem to have different opinions on Iraq. I think lots are based on what some have seem on the TV ,and a few of the older more learned members of Rum Ration base there opinions on there experience of the middle east. If all you can do on this thread is slag off Blair or Bush then maybe this thread isnt the one for you. I have 3 tours of the place under my webbing belt and my opinion of the place has dramtically changed over the 3 years or so that I have spent in the place. My frustration and anger is aimed more at the corrupt local government and the local tribal leaders than any of the polititions in the western world.The reasons , as far as I was concerned for the invasion into Iraq was that Saddam had WMD's and he had not shown any proof that he had got rid of them. Of course oil was a major factor as well .I am sure many of the posters on this site will disagree with me and my opinions ,but please as long as your points are based on fact and not what you have read in the press or have seen on TV ,well no one can argue. I have more input into this thread but I think i will leave for now,just to see if there is any other input.