Why IraQ?

w asked, in a speach to the Australian parliament:

Who can possibly think that the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power?

Charles Kuffner has the best answer to this that I have seen so far:

That’s not the point
The problem here is that this is the wrong question to be asked. It’s a meaningless question meant to distract us from looking at the implications of how we went about removing Saddam from power and what it has cost us in money, lives, missed opportunities, and international reputation.

Read it all. There is some good stuff in the comments as well.
Via Not Geniuses.