...and what was it, exactly, that he did to piss you off to lead *us* into an unprovoked attack on him in 2003?
It was hardly unprovoked, he was firing on us (and you guys) almost daily. That's in addition to the many, many other violations of the 1991 cease-fire agreement.
Sigh, how quickly everyone forgets.
I mean, that is such a striking reason for spending trillions and getting a lot of people deaded that,
Actually, the war saved lives, and probably money. Containment wasn't free, and might have gone on for another 50 years or more (and it would have gotten more and more expensive; the sanctions regime was collapsing, Oil-For-Food had become a massive bribery scheme, and the Russians and Chinese would have happily rearmed him; eventually he'd have gotten nukes). And Saddam's regime killed an average of 3,000 to 7.000 people per month, far more than died in all but a couple months since 2003.
People too rarely consider opportunity costs. I think everyone should be forced to take some economics classes so they understand the concept.
For instance, the opportunity cost of not fully funding Polywell could turn out to be huge (see how I segued back on topic there?). Mabe the FOIA will shed some light on that question.
Who thinks the FOIA will produce neutron counts?
n*kBolt*Te = B**2/(2*mu0) and B^.25 loss scaling? Or not so much? Hopefully we'll know soon...