The UN is totally inept, I get that. My problem is, like you said, there was 12 years of sanctions. How in the hell, for 12 years, did NO one get a plan together on how we would handle invading and eventually governing the country till a government was established? Is that the UN's fault or our governments? Probably both, but now our soldiers are paying the price for no forsight on a bunch of politicians errors.
I agree saddam had to be dealt with, but come on, a plan should have been in place. Thats every president and congressmans fault all the way back to George Bush Sr.