Erroneous.Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant under U.N. sanction for invading Kuwait and using weapons of mass destruction against his own people (not to mention against neighboring Iran). He was a continuing threat to his neighbors. Saakashvili may have acted rashly, and he may have flaws as a leader, but he's the elected president of a tiny nation next to a giant nuclear power.
He gassed the Kurds to the north with US supplied chemical weapons, and then launched a war against Iran using US supplied armaments. The US was Saddam's best buddy in the 80's and used him as a check against fiercely anti-american Iran (thanks to the revolution).
So the whitewashing of that is utter bullshit. The US created Saddam. SO much for being "real clear" politics.