"but to most people here at the time Saddam was the real villain and had to be removed"
Utter utter fucking bullshit.
Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit.
We marched against the invasion and posted about it here.
We predicted hundreds of thousands of dead innocent Iraqis and were ridiculed by the local Bush apologist assholes.
We were fucking right. Fucking fucking right. So STFU Akenaton.
Look up some comments from that time by me, Bobert, Donuel, and many others. Oh, and STFU.