I didn't know that word but it's the nearest that Google gave me and fits in context so I assume so.
I just imagine current GOP senators and the current president reading that and saying 'hold my beer.'
Because of all the terrible things that the people have had to endure obviously.
Do you think that ISIS and Al Qaeda formed because of the US invading Iraq for no meaningful reason?
To answer SWAT: no, the formation of ISIS and Al Qaeda had little to nothing to do with the invasion of Iraq. In the case of Al Qaeda: nothing. In the case of ISIS: the destabilization of Iraq and Syria created an environment where ISIS could take shape, but the original founders of ISIS were fighting against what they saw as corrupt un-Islamic leaders in Damascus and Baghdad. They hate the West and the United States, and US wars fought on what they see as Muslim lands is part of the reason for that hate, but they're not exactly fans of Saddam Hussein, either. Unless the US invaded Iraq to start a conservative theocratic Islamic caliphate there, it would not have mattered to them what the rationale was. They see the US as infidels.
As the occupation and Bush's inept presidency dragged on year by year, I gave up on the president and his administration and came to hate him and the war same as most of the rest of the country.
The war was never about liberating Iraqis from the evil Saddam Hussein, and certainly was not about fighting "terror." Only the naive believe it was.
However, it also was not a game for displaying American military power. Nor was it a cynical ploy to steal Iraqi oil.
I believe that president Bush honestly believed that he was doing the right thing. But Bush was never a terribly deep thinker and his grasp of geopolitics was limited at best (though in both respects he is far superior to Trump, and he was also humble enough to seek help from advisors and take his job seriously, ill-suited for it as he was). In Bush's mind, Hussein was an evil man who had tried to assassinate his father. He was also something of an unpredictable wild card, constantly antagonizing the West and the international order, and he was sitting on top of a huge portion of the world's known oil reserves. I think that Bush probably thought that his father had made a mistake during the Gulf War when, after easily defeating the Iraqi military and pushing them out of Kuwait, the Americans voluntarily withdrew. Bush Jr. was seeking to correct this perceived mistake by removing Saddam from power.
But the main thing was that he wanted to get rid of Saddam so that a Western-friendly government could replace him. It was believed that this would make the region and the world's economy and flow of energy more stable and reliable.
Of course, many of these assumptions were wrong. Though Bush's vision of the toppling of Hussein inspiring democracy across the Middle East did actually sort of come true - the Arab Spring was in large part inspired by the new democracy in Iraq.
On balance, the entire region is considerably less stable now than before the Iraq War, gains for democratic values have been pretty minimal, sectarian violence has increased dramatically, terrorism has increased dramatically, thousands of Americans have died and the West is substantially *less* safe than it was.