Pipes IS simply a neoCON/Pan-Israeli-- NOT to be confused with a conservative! They got us to take out Saddam who had worried Israel, but Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11.
In fact, Saddam was an opponent of BOTH Iran AND Osama Bin Hiding.
And now, after spending a staggering sum on Iraq ($1-3 TRILLION, depending on who is counting), Iraq leans toward Iran! Such a deal!