Hmmm. Charlie, are you saying we should have helped them out 12 years ago, but today, you take a stance of not helping them out?
Why was nothing done to help them in any of the last 12 years? Why make things even worse for them with cruel sanctions and only start taking action when real progress was being made with the inspection programme? These are the sort of things that make me question what I'm told as to the motives for going to war.
If the war was being fought to liberate the Iraqi people as they claim then I think it's wonderful. However, I am very, very skeptical based on past history and the attempts to fabricate evidence of WoMD. The whole "we're doing it for the people" just comes across as being an excuse that most people would buy and that they could use to further their agenda.
Time will tell.