In many ways screwed things up,elaborate please. While your at it McG of H, at what time in history do we draw a line under the past and realise that mistakes have been made and that the beating sticks should be put away?
Saddam bankrupted his country,and what do we get,the Brits did it bs,it is this lack of putting the blame were it actually belongs that perpetuates the situation.
Saddam if he was any kind of man at all would have taken action which was beneficial for his people, he made conscious decisions, no one held a gun to his head.
As you have pointed out before Mc G of H, as there are different courses of action to take before the US/UK go to war with Iraq, Saddam had the same options, since the day and hour he came to power.
This man gassed his own people,who can be blamed for that? Because the Brits in the past acted wrongly does that give reason or excuse to such action? No!