One theory is that it was done for oil, seeing as how Iraq has the second or third largest reservoirs of oil on the planet.
The official story was that everyone in the whole wide world just knew that Iraq had so many WMD that it was a clear and present danger to the United States.
The fact that not everyone believed that, the fact that no WMD were found there, has faded into the memory hole of time.
The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has taken everyone's eye off Iraq, which makes BP happy in one sense.
Now that the BP oil barons have been given the green light to handle "Iraq's oil", they are too busy there to help much in the Gulf of Mexico:
Rumaila, the workhorse of Iraq's oil industry and its biggest oilfield, is buzzing with activity as executives, engineers and drillers begin a massive overhaul to nearly triple its million-barrels-per-day output.(Gulf Oil News, emphasis added). The reality that Iraq has dysfunctional government, but it has a booming oil industry, indicates the actual priority does in not?
At the airport in Basra, capital of southern Iraq, staff struggled to process the unprecedented numbers of people arriving to join the country's nascent oil boom.
Iraq may be struggling to form a new government almost three months after elections, but oil firms chosen to carry out the biggest oilfield development projects on the planet were ploughing ahead with investments that could take the country into the elite of global oil producers.
And, though the old administration failed to pass a new law to govern an energy sector considered vital to rebuilding the country after years of war and sanctions, Iraq's oil industry is booming.
"The companies are not going to sit back and just wait," said Raad Alkadiri of Washington's PFC Energy.
"Iraq's government has itself encouraged this by saying ‘Keep going and the politics will sort itself out'."
The Rumaila project is the most advanced and was the first Baghdad signed, with BP and China's CNPC taking it on.
Bush II said we went in there to get rid of WMD and to replace the Al Qaeda supporting Iraqi government with a democracy.
Meanwhile, no "respectable" establishment journalist, pundit, or politician would admit that all this raises suspicions that the Iraq war had nothing to do with making a "good Iraqi government", or that it had anything to do with oil addiction.
That is because they are clearly in denial.
The narrative is that BP gets the Iraqi oil after the U.S. with bushies in the lead spends trillions killing hundreds of thousands of people.
Then BP leaves the U.S. with a disaster in the gulf that keeps on killing life "in that other gulf", while they feign caring what happens to the economies of several gulf states, and millions of gulf residents.
What is this BP (British politics) thing of gulfs, wars, killing, maiming, and polluting?
These are the elite of the world?
Why is BP forced upon us "to help our states in the gulf", from BP's own disaster, and why are they forced upon us by our own federal government?
I think we now know why BP is a prima donna don't we?