Everyone is worthy of Allah's love since we are all Allah's creation.
In 2003, there was a lot of insanity (as usually happens during wartime), and many people were swept up by events, propaganda, false promises, and self-delusion. In such a situation, it is difficult to make practical amends, but at least you recognize where you went wrong and regret it. It is through hard experience that wisdom is learned.
There is no real virtue in labelling ourselves or others as "good Muslims" or "bad Muslims"; Allah knows what is in our hearts.
However, it is good to pray (even if you just start by doing it sometimes), because it is very highly emphasized in the Qur'an and hadith. Allah will love you whether or not you pray; but your prayer is one of the ways that you can show love back!