President Clinton now says that invading Iraq was a big mistake, although some good came of it, such as the removal of Saddam, a new consitution and parlamentary elections. Taking this sort of statement seriously glosses over the ex-president's judgement during his 8 years. Among the items included in this memory hole would be refusing to deal with Bin Ladin, compromised intelligence and military intelligence transfers to China, ignoring the pending slaughter in Rwanda and his wife's backing of the invasion. Yes it has been difficult in Iraq, but can he seriously be suggesting that having Saddam back in power with no sanctions in place is better? Clinton's faulty judgement suggests just that. Apparently, difficulty is a reason to avoid the necessary.