Your endorsement of George W. Bush praises his response to 9/11 for implementing "a new policy on terrorism that correctly linked the activities of terrorists to the rogue states, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, that sponsor them or grant them sanctuary." You call the strategy of removing Saddam Hussein "the correct one for protecting the United States."
After the 9/11 commission report, any implication that the war in Iraq is a justified response to 9/11 is either an unacceptable mistake or an intentional misrepresentation.
The president initially justified the war as a campaign to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, nuclear). Yes, Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons in the 1980s (when he was a U.S. ally). But, as the arms inspectors' reports make clear, Iraq's WMD capacity was successfully destroyed in the 1990s. This administration willfully ignored or selectively interpreted contradictory intelligence according to predetermined conclusions. In 2003, Iraq simply posed no WMD threat to the U.S.