It's a messy situation because there was no closure in '91. According to many Bush 41's goal was to contain Iraq for a decade or so and hope the people of Iraq dealt with Saddum by themselves (or with covert aid). Didn't happen.Jellybaby, interesting point on your last statement.
The inspection process worked and Iraq has rearmed in the last four years making it necessary to 'substantially diarm Iraq again'. By 'again' it means that no matter how well the inspectors did their job than Iraq would just rearm once they were out of country and the entire inspection process was futile and a complete waste of time while the Saddam regime was in power.
The other alternative is of course that the inspectors never found all that was hidden there and the only way to insure it's removal is a change in the Iraqi leadership.
They both point to the same end result. Saddam must go.
Iraq submitted to the U.N. yet here we have one nation leading a coalition of supporters not backed by the U.N. to oust Saddum. The U.N. should have been more decisive but now it's doubly clear to me they are truly irrelevant. I think the U.S. should withdraw from the U.N. but that's another matter.
Still, to some people indefinite containment and disarmament would have been preferrable to war. That plus Iraq violated paper agreements, a white collar crime. Had it done something more...criminal there would be universal support for this one.