If politicians are not strong enough to do their own research (using their staff) before deciding how to vote, what good are they? They were afraid to buck the trend? They were/are, in other words, sheep? Nice to know we have true leadership, huh?
You say American intelligence was cherry-picked to support Bush's evil plans. What about British intelligence? Were they cherry-picked as well? Was that cherry-picking of British intelligence done by the Bush Administration or by the evil Tony Blair and his henchmen?
As for your claim that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein allowed for a power-grab by Iran's leaders . . . may I suggest an alternative scenario? You know that many Iranians have been demonstrating against last year's election and in favor of the opposition leader. Might the fall of Saddam given Iranians hope that they too could shed the dictator and seek democracy for themselves? If this is possible, then it could lend credence to the "New American Century" folks, who think many of these Arab dictatorships could fall like dominos once some start to fall. Not that this was Bush's intent, but maybe it is an alternate explanation of the events.