Re: @Lost all faith... Bollocks ...since when did 'global [warm|cool|change]ing' get added?
Bush senior (ex-CIA boss) walked Iraq into the first war by providing a diplomat who told Saddam that the US would not invade if Iraq got into a confrontation with Kuwait. The Iraqis were pissed off because Kuwait was drilling into Iraqi oil reserves using American technology to drill horizontally into the Iraqi oil fields.
At that time Iraq was a relatively socially moderate Arabic state without the harsh religious laws that infest the region now. American screwed that up, just as they did in 1953 in Iran - that time with British help. It's time all western governments stopped playing Game of Thrones with the Middle East.