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.
1. It's in the Middle East.
2. His dad had already tried and failed to get rid of Saddam.
3. He's a crap president, and war detracts attention from this
Supposedly in posession of super-powerful WoMDs, which as of yet have not been found.
After the collapse of the Ottoman (Turkish)empire, Europe carved up international boundaries and in the course of restructuring had created the modern country of "Iraq". Doomed to failure from the start, this artificially-created country was home to many disparate ethnicities and religions. Internal conflict was inevitable.
The rise of the Baath party (and its inevitable fall at the hands of the American-led coalition) was a response to this conflict.
There is no single language spoken in Iraq. Standard Arabic is most commonly used with Kurdish, Turkmen, Assyrian and Farsi spoken by a minority of the population.
Iraq is also the birthplace of many of the ancient middle-eastern civilizations: Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian etc.