NEW YORK - President Asif Ali Zardari has described United States' invasion of Iraq as "reactive action" to "the attack on America"-- an apparent mix-up with the 9/11 attacks. "America went to Iraq in a reaction to the attack on America," he said in an interview with CNN's Larry King broadcast on Tuesday night. Zardari made that statement when anchorman King challenged his assertion that "democracies do not go to war", with a question: What about America in Iraq?" The late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been accused of committing all sorts of crime by the United Sattes and aits allies, but one has said that he was involved in the 9/11 attacks against targets in New York and Washington. Asked by King if there might be another war between India and Pakistan, the Pakistani leader answered that all the past wars happened "in the times of dictators", adding "democracies do not go to war." War, he stated "in not our expression of thought." When reminded that the United States, a democracy, had gone to war in Iraq, Zardari replied, "Well, that's exactly an example today that America went to Iraq in a reaction to the attack on America . That's a reactive action, and that is something that the terrorists are always looking for, because they can corner the state stateless, actors can corner the state to go into a motion or an action which otherwise they would not do. This is exactly the fear, and that's why we should rise above it."