Even if Iraq were Islamist, it is not the main threat to the US in the region.
How does this vaunted Iraqi/Saddam Hussein tolerance square with the assaults on Assyrian Christians and Jews in Iraq? Or the Kurds, for that matter. Either you're an agent of the Iraqi Secret Police, or you're a "useful idiot." In either case, you're no lover of the truth.
It is currently the main threat to US Armed Forces within the region. Those armed forces would be the pilots enforcing the UN mandated NO-Fly Zones. After enforcing these zones for over 10 years, its time to come to the conclusion that they have not worked and they put US armed forces at risk. The Baath party and its Marxist Dictator must go.