Nation ran by an American-trained dictator. Saddam was useful for a while, but now he's becoming a thorn in Bush's side, so it's time to kill him in the name of a "war on terror"
Also the proving grounds of American military incompetence; look at how many have been killed/wounded from friendly fire.
Believe it or not Americans, but it's also one of the cradles of civilisation.
"The war is not about oil, it's about trying to run someone else's country."