I understand your point - but it is extremely hard to see how this game could have been a serious depiction of war. Would it include horrible brutality by some of the soliders on your own side? Would it throw up the extreme moral quandraries surrounding civilian casualties and the invasion of Iraq itself? Would it even include civilians? Animals? Disease?
Who knows? This is the problem with this medium. As long as people demand "fun" in the trivial sense, we'll always be stuck with the same immature games we've always had. Now maybe this game wouldn't have been a masterpiece, but someone needs to step up and take this medium seriously--and maybe they would have. You seem to think that, perhaps, the game would never have been able to deal with difficulties of the subject matter. But I'd rather see the game attempt it, letting others learn from their mistakes, then to simply censor any attempt at a potentially mature, challenging portrayal of war--as Konami has done.