Search for WMDs drawing to a close
I can already tell what the peanut gallery on both sides will be saying:
Anti-war: "see?!? This proves the war was completely unjustified, it was all about oil all along!"
pro-war: "of course there's no WMDs, we destroyed them all in the bombing."
Both are nutty. The chemical weapons have probably been moved out of the country from day one, if they existed. We knew they had the means to make them, only exaggeration on all sides created this idea that Sadaam had biobombs ready to deliver; the point was to stop
that from happening, if it had then it'd be too late to do anything about it. Maybe if instead of holding our information till the last minute we'd actually pointed out what we saw something more would've been found, but hindsight is always 20/20 unless you're stoned.
The removal of the Baath regime is being considered in the mainstream to be an unquestionable victory for the US, while being considered yet another imperialistic tragedy on the Ultra-Left. Personally I am of the opinion that it is neither. Sadaam's dethroning is (to those capable of rational analysis) the endpiece of one long slap in the face, with us standing back at square one with a choice. If we switch gears and start actually following the words we throw around in talks about our role in the world, then and only then can it be considered a victory; if we instead continue to support dictators in any way, then regardless of the fact of our winning on the battlefield we still take an L in the long run.