So what was the primary reason for the Iraq War?
We now know it wasn't really WMDs (PLAN A) or terrorism-related (PLAN B). It wasn't really all about spreading Democracy (PLAN C), or Bush would be putting more pressure (correction, any kind of pressure!) on Israel and reaching out to people in other dictatorships like Pakistan, Burma and Uzbequistan. If it was just about oil (Plan D), well... so far, it's been a hell of an expensive way to get it!
So was the real goal to establish new US military bases in the Middle East (PLAN E), given that the US was already being forced out of Saudi Arabia (a key post-9/11 demand from bin Laden)?
Or was it all just a good excuse for a war - any war - to boost Bush's standings at home, increase GOP power and ensure re-election (PLAN F)? This is a particularly insidious possibility, and suggests that more GOP-sponsored wars (albeit better planned, one hopes) will follow.
Or was it a cabal-like conglomeration of all the above, with various interested parties signing on to the illegal invasion for their own more-or-less-obscure motives? That last option is my own personal pick...