The fearful leader Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction to kill Americans in 2003. The Americans came to Iraq, putting themselves in close proximity to these WMD.
Saddam, scared that his public image would be tarnished (don't all evil despots!), banished his WMD to a far-away place called Syria. These weapons, unbeknown to Saddam completely degraded over the next few months.
Saddam was found in a hole.
When the Iraqis stand down, the Americans can stand up. No.... IT IS, when the Iraqis, stand up the Americans can stand down. Hoorah!
And then the Iraqis grant all oil concessions to the Red Chinese because the Chinese have been saving their money not liberating people.