Our work: stability, reconstruction, assuring that the election takes place in January, training Iraqi police forces.
We liberated Iraq from a horrible dictator and regime. You may recall hearing about mass graves, torture chambers, Iraqi citizens hands, feet, tongues cut off by the regime. Saddam did not disperse UN food for women and children.. warehouses filled with UN food found by our troops. Much of Iraq did not have water and electricity while Saddam had many palaces a million dollar bunker..etc.. you may also recall that Iraqi's who fled Iraq throughout the years pleaded with our administration to please do something, every other country turned their backs. Also Saddam did not comply with weapons inspections for several years and the sanctions hurt the Iraqi people, not Saddam.
Well if you go back to as early as 1995 or sooner you will see many quotes by high officials stating that Saddam was a threat and needed to be dealt with. When that time came RE: Resolution 1441 which stated that "force would be used against Saddam" countries voted to use force but many backed out..ie.. France, Germany and Russia. Some people thought that those countries were owed debts by Saddam so they didn't want to jeopardize money that was owed to them, or perhaps those countries were getting kick backs from the Oil-for-Food scandal which the UN is now investigating so there is really more to why we don't have large allies counties helping us in Iraq.
Personally I like to think that the "oil" is for the Iraqi's, as President Bush stated many times, "it is their oil"