I'm not too sure about all this, it's interesting to see they're making an official enquiry in to it!
I'm of the opinion that it wasn't lawful in the eyes of international law, however it needed to be done nonetheless so it was morally sound. I cannot say the same for the USA's intentions as I've not done much reading, although I can see the occupation lasting a very, very long time.
:Edit: GreyWing I really like the new top bar! Very helpful for sticking important threads up!