Only things that come to mind are pseudo-credibility via a hasty, disorganized election that will be promptly and summarily discredited, and Iraqi oil. And multi-zillions for Halliburton.
Over 1,300 dead American soldiers, another 12,000 seriously wounded soldiers, untold US contractors dead and wounded, and perhaps 100,000 dead Iraqi citizens.....for a bogus election, Iraqi oil and big money for Cheney's buddies.
Why? It makes no sense.
And why are our troops still there?
(By the way, the decisively damning 111-page report by the Defense Science Board of the Pentagon was written in Septemer 2004, but suppressed until after the election.)
I'm not a told-ya-so sort of woman, but it's tempting.....