The US invaded Iraq in 2003 was not to establish democracy in the country and to overthrow Saddam Hussein, said former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who at the time was a presidential adviser on national security.
"We went to Iraq to bring democracy. We went into Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein ... This was a problem of security ", - quotes its word of RIA" Novosti ".
At the same time, she said, the United States had no intention to use military force to impose democracy in Iraq or in the year 2003 or 2001 in Afghanistan in the year. She herself said that "would never have advised President Bush" military means to establish democracy in these countries.
During the first term of George W. Bush in 2001-2005's Rice served as his adviser on national security, in 2005-2009 years was US Secretary of State.
Bush himself in 2003 year, explaining the invasion of Iraq, has repeatedly stated about the presence of the country's chemical weapons, he asserted that Baghdad was buying uranium from Niger. As evidence used as a so-called test tube Powell - before the invasion of Iraq, US Secretary of State Kolin Pauell brought to the UN Security Council vial with white powder, which allegedly proved the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
In the 2007, Bush admitted that he made mistakes on the Iraq issue, but it meant a shortage of troops and lack of freedom of the American command action, not an invasion itself.
In the 2011 year, The Times wrote that Rice continues to believe that the decision to invade Iraq was correct, and history will give a positive assessment of this mission.
Saddam Hussein was toppled in April 2003 years after the invasion of coalition forces led by the US and Britain. Iraq's Supreme Court indicted him in death in the 1982 148, the inhabitants of the village of Al-Dujail. The former Iraqi leader was sentenced to death, the sentence was carried out in late December 2006 years.
After the US invasion of Iraq, civil war broke out, the country flooded the Islamists. This ultimately led to the emergence of the "Islamic State *", the war which is still going on.