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The Invasion of Iraq was Illegal - “If Hussein's brutal dictatorship warranted war, then we might also need to invade Zaire, Zimbabwe, Syria, Libya, China, and a host of other countries” (Babka) . This is a common argument that has been brought up by others who believe the invasion of Iraq was illegal. However, the failed diplomatic policies of the United States are what led to the failed invasion of Iraq. George W. Bush sent an invasion to Iraq with only Congress approving his “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002”....   [tags: Iraq, Hussein]
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Evaluating The War in Iraq - Evaluating The War in Iraq Is the war in Iraq right. Is this not a form of terrorism?, to have U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for six year now. How about pushing our system of government onto another country, isn’t that a form of terrorism. Isn’t this wrong of the US and our fellow Americans to still believe that we’re doing the right thing, when we’ve never received a straight answer as to why we’re even in another country fighting. These are all questions we should be asking, and the answer should be, that it’s morally wrong of the U.S....   [tags: War, Iraq] 526 words
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War in Iraq - 1. There was very little evidence and the United States acted prematurely. The evidence itself is confusing and somewhat misleading. As we look on the invasion many Americans were very enthusiastic about going to war with Iraq. However, we’re not trying to think about why we were not there or trying to justify other than speculate the following reasons. Did Iraq have weapons of mass destruction or was the United States to find about their military power. Possibly, the United States was trying to eliminate Saddam and his regime to promote democracy and peace....   [tags: war, Iraq, USA, ] 467 words
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The Invasion of Iraq was Illegal - “If Hussein's brutal dictatorship warranted war, then we might also need to invade Zaire, Zimbabwe, Syria, Libya, China, and a host of other countries” (Babka) . This is a common argument that has been brought up by others who believe the invasion of Iraq was illegal. However, the failed diplomatic policies of the United States are what led to the failed invasion of Iraq. George W. Bush sent an invasion to Iraq with only Congress approving his “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002”....   [tags: American Government, Iraq]
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Sadam Hussein's Rule and Downfall of Iraq - Saddam Hussein secured his position of authority by creating alliances with powerful allies for his own personal interest. The Iran-Iraq War began in 1980 when Iraqi forces invaded Iran (Britannica). During the war, Saddam Hussein created an alliance with the U.S. (History “Iran-Iraq”). Hussein thought Iran was an area of turmoil and could be easily conquered, but he was incorrect (BBC News). In 1982, Iranian forces retaliated in attempt to reclaim their region (History “Iran-Iraq”). As a result of Hussein’s greed for land and power, he risked many lives and because of Hussein’s cruel actions, the U.S....   [tags: war, middle east, iraq] 1257 words
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The Country of Iraq - The Country of Iraq      The country of Iraq has weathered many hardships over the past few decades. An eight-year war over territory with Iran began in 1980. Soon after, in 1990, Iraq invaded the country of Kuwait, which led to the Gulf War. Then, after twelve years of not complying with the UN Security Council over weapons of mass destruction, Iraq was invaded by the United States in March of 2003.      A consequence of Iraq's rocky past is an unstable government. Several countries, including the U.S....   [tags: Research Iraq Essays Papers] 671 words
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Genocide In Iraq Needs Immediate U.S. Attention - Genocide is the organized and widespread termination, or attempted execution of an entire national, racial, religious, or ethnic group (www.freedictionary.com). Over 1 million Iraqi’s have been killed in genocide. Genocide in Iraq started in the year 1991, even though many people thought it started in 2003. It is important to think about this problem, because people need to know about the history, and about the struggles people have to endure to keep our country together. It is also important because people need to know what is happening in the world, as of today....   [tags: war in iraq, genocide] 1029 words
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The War in Iraq - Pick up any newspaper or point your web browser to any major or minor news publication and questions like these will be all over them. A lot of Americans feel that the War on Terror and our presence in Iraq has lasted too long. Are they correct. Should we pull out and call it quits. Should we have another repeat of the Vietnam War. Believe it or not, that's how a lot of people view this war, as another Vietnam. They feel that we are out there, putting the American nose into something that shouldn't be picked....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Iraq War Terror]
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Sanctions Against Iraq: Is There an End? - Sanctions Against Iraq: Is There an End. It started on August 2nd, 1990. Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq, made the worst mistake against his country and his people. After some disagreements over oil contracts, he gave the order for his regime’s army to invade his little, tiny southern neighbor, Kuwait. The invasion didn’t take more than 24 hours, but it opened the gate for long lasting suffering for the innocent civilian Iraqi people. After the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, the U.N. (United Nations) immediately demanded that Saddam Hussein give the order for his troops to retreat from Kuwait, and assigned economic sanctions against Iraq until the U.N....   [tags: Government Politics Iraq Essays]
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The Truth About The War In Iraq - The Whole Truth about the Iraq War For my first peace paper I went to the Ritz East movie theater on September 30th to watch the movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War." This is a movie whose mission was to reveal the lies that have been told to the American people by the Bush Administration. The majority of the audience seemed to me to be democrats or at least people who opposed the war in Iraq and the Bush Administration....   [tags: Film Movie Iraq War] 1267 words
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Imagining the Future in Iraq - Imagining the Future in Iraq The future of Iraq remains unclear. There are those who have tried to categorize the current conflict as the next Vietnam. Others have dubbed it the next Afghanistan, and others still see a future for Iraq unlike any seen in history. In the midst of all this speculation, one thing is certain: eventually, the US military must withdraw from occupied Iraq. As a matter of history, occupation does not last unless there is a concomitant colonization and/or a significant population influx....   [tags: Politics Political Iraq Essays]
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The End of Iraq by Peter Galbraith - The End of Iraq by Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith, the former first ambassador to Croatia book writes, The End of Iraq, a book about the United State’s invasion of Iraq and what to do about the situation now. Galbraith writes, “My purpose is to argue a course of action by which the United States can extricate itself from the mess in Iraq …this strategy should be based on U.S. interests and reflect the reality that Iraq has broken up in all but name.” Galbraith disagrees with American policies towards Iraq....   [tags: Book Review Iraq Peter Galbraith] 1599 words
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The Conflict and Struggles in Iraq - The Conflict and Struggles in Iraq Throughout history, the United States has attempted to overthrow corrupt government in other areas of the world and instating democracies such as ours. What the United States fails to realize is that reforms in a country’s political structure do not occur overnight, but rather to enforce these new changes, money and time is required. Sometimes the money and time seem to be more than we as a country bargain for, but I am a firm believer that you finish what you start....   [tags: Iraq Iraqi Politics Political Papers]
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End the War in Iraq NOW - The war in Iraq is one of the most controversial wars in American history. It has impacted our everyday lives and society. It seems we are fighting for no purpose. I think we’re going in circles, and not going anywhere. Yes, we’re helping Iraqi civilians, but the militias are still there, and killing our troops. We should bring back our troops and overcome any obstacles. Our resources like education, agriculture, oil prices, health care and economy are among the factors that are being affected by the war....   [tags: Arguemnt Position Paper Iraq War] 1102 words
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Technology and Climate in Iraq - Technology and Climate in Iraq Since civilization was born in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago, technology has been a driving factor in the growth and progress of the peoples of this region. Many of the new and changing technologies have been closely connected to the weather and climate of this unique part of the world. In my opinion, the three most important technological developments for Mesopotamia and Iraq over time have been irrigation, shelter and architecture, and the use of oil....   [tags: Iraq Environment Technological Essays Papers]
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Unjust Iraq War - The Iraq war has been a very sensitive and divisive issue in today's society. Although we can not ignore the cloud around this administration when it comes to potential incentives that going to war presented, (such as oil for profits and retaliation to Saddam Hussein for the Gulf War and treatment of President Bush Sr.), I will look beyond these potential motives to explain why the U.S. involvement in the Iraq War was unjust simply because it doesn't fall into any of the four functions of force authored by Robert J....   [tags: US History Iraq War] 1471 words
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The United States Should Leave Iraq - The United States Should Leave Iraq The United States is in a tough situation. This country has gone to war without the UN's approval, and now has more casualties than when the war 'officially' ended. Now, the war could cost taxpayers $87 billion dollars, and more if the war drags on. The situation is at the critical point. If the Bush Administration does not leave Iraq, we will lose thousands of troops, spend billions sending more troops to Iraq, and we will lose the faith of the international community....   [tags: Iraq War Terrorism Violence Essays]
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The Inflence of Rivers and Climate on Baghdad, Iraq - The Inflence of Rivers and Climate on Baghdad, Iraq The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, along with their reaction to the climate, have both helped and hurt Baghdad, Iraq. The rivers provided pathways to other civilizations, allowing Baghdad to grow into the transportation and cultural center of Iraq. Its fertile soil, deposited by flooding, provided the area with the ability to become the birthplace of civilization through tremendous agricultural production. Although the flooding of the rivers greatly enhanced the area, it has also had disastrous effects, severely damaging food production and the culture of its people....   [tags: Environment Climate Iraq Essays Papers]
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Justifying the Iraq War - The ensuing war between the United States and Iraq has been a topic of controversy for several years now. Citizens of America have been divided since the war began and continue to cluster in groups that either fully support or have no support for President Bush and this ongoing war. Many would like to know who is right and who is wrong. Is this war with Iraq justifiable, or has America jumped into something that could have possibly been avoided. To answer these questions a comparison should be made between the characteristics of this war and those that constitute a just war....   [tags: Politics Wars Middle East Bush Iraq Essays] 1331 words
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Conflict in Iraq: Retribution for 9/11, or Grave Mistake? - Conflict in Iraq: Retribution for 9/11, or Grave Mistake. September 11, 2001 is a date in American history that will not be forgotten by American citizens. After the assault on both the Twin Towers in Manhattan, and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the attitude and policies of both the American people and the U.S. government changed. Fear crept out from every corner on the street, and hatred and discrimination ambled out of every store or gas station that was run predominantly by citizens of Middle Eastern descent....   [tags: Iraq War Argumentative Persuasive] 1479 words
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The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait - The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait Prior to the August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait on the part of Iraq, the United States had questionable relations with Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, to say the least. In retrospect, which is inherently advantageous as a 20/20 perspective, questions remain unanswered as to whether or not the United States was too appeasing to Saddam Hussein in the years, months, and days leading up to that early August morning. There remains to this day lingering questions as to the role that the US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, played in conveying the Administration's message to the Iraqi leader....   [tags: War Military George Bush Iraq Essays]
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Nuclear Tension Within North Korea and Iraq - Nuclear Tension Within North Korea and Iraq Introduction: In recent years the issue of nuclear armament has become a growing concern in world politics. The United States has taken on the self appointed role of world bully on this issue. Believing it self the sole country with the ability to keep nuclear weapons, while belligerently are striking out against other countries that pursue nuclear weapons, or are believed to have them in their possession. Using the events of 9-11 as its cause, the United States has launched a “War on Terrorism” in which it has bombed Afghanistan in hopes of “destroying” and “finding” the terrorists that attacked the United States....   [tags: Korea Iraq Weapons Essays]
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We Must Support Our Troops in Iraq - We Must Support Our Troops in Iraq Most Americans haven't really changed all that much over the past three years. Going to class, work or keeping up with our own personal lives is what mostly preoccupies our daily existence. The majority of us simply don't have time to contemplate the actions currently being taken on the other side of the world. That's not to say that we haven't been inundated with news, pictures and videos of the bloodshed in Iraq. We know what goes on, but as most of us aren't directly involved in the war, our reactions to the news of the violence have, over time, become indifferent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive War Iraq] 701 words
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Similarities Between the War in Iraq and the Vietnam War - Similarities Between the War in Iraq and the Vietnam War      As time passes, every society endures situations which stress its' very fabric. Each societies' history is sprinkled with these situations. One such situation which the United States underwent was the Vietnam war. For years this particular event has been hotly debated. Hardly anyone who was present at the time agrees on any point concerning this war, except that they regret it. It has become 'the greatest American foreign policy calamity of the century.' ....   [tags: Compare contrast war Iraq Vietnam] 816 words
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Sewage Systems, Oil Spills, and Oil Fires in Iraq - Baghdad, Iraq is located on the continent of Asia at a latitude of thirty-three degrees north and longitude of forty-four degrees east near the doldrums. The air in Iraq is typically warm and dry because it is located where air diverges between the Hadley and Ferrel cells. The climate in Iraq consists of hot and long summers that last from May to October. During the summer, temperatures regularly exceed one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit. There is no rainfall and the humidity is low. The temperature begins to cool down in October....   [tags: Iraq Baghdad Climate Environment Essays Papers]
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The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End by Peter Galbraith - If a general attitude towards war is that it is a force that gives us meaning, then the war in Iraq definitely follows suit. In his book, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End, Peter Galbraith takes an in-depth look at the historical framework for the conflict, indicts the fundamental misconceptions surrounding the situation both at the time and the present, and offers an alternative to the current quagmire, showing how this war will truly define the Bush presidency and dominate American foreign policy for years to come....   [tags: Galbraith Iraq War] 1672 words
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The War in Iraq - The war in Iraq is over now. Looking back on a huge controversy makes one side seem clearly more “correct” than the other. Yet in the beginning there were two sides to the controversy about the war in Iraq. There was the terror brought upon by the 9/11 attacks, people that the government wished to punish or kill like Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden, and a country which was in “need” of US help both politically and financially. At the time of the Terrorist attacks, people were afraid of what else the terrorists were planning or could do and so George Bush sent troops in to look for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)....   [tags: US troops, George Bush, Saddam Hussein]
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The History of Iraq - Iraq’s history is one of both prosperity and violence, and dates back to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. While dominated by a variety of civilizations, the region enjoyed a relatively stable society. Since the birth of Islam, the religion has been the dominant cultural belief of the region, and has made its way into the laws and ruling of the region. (InDepth Info, 2010) At the end of World War I, the British Empire took control of the land, and imposed a monarchy on the region. However, in 1932 the British mandate came to an end, and the Iraqi people came in control of their newly independent country....   [tags: America's War on Terror]
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The Republic of Iraq - The culture of Iraq, like no other country, has a rich amount of heritage that has evidence to over 5,000 years ago. Iraq has one of the oldest cultural histories that its legacy has influence other countries ethics, religion, and way of life. In early history, the land between the two rivers in midland Iraq was common to all people as “The Fertile Crescent”; in which has seen the rise and fall of many settlements and empires. The land of Iraq is as large as the state of California, covering an approximate 169,235 square miles....   [tags: Culture, Ethnic, Middle East]
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United States Kurdistan UNSC - It is the firmly held belief of the United States of America that now is the time for peace to descend upon the Kurdish-inhabited regions of Southwestern Asia. The Kurds have long suffered at the hands of a motley assortment of governments, under some more than others, and the Kurds have in return plagued government and civilian alike with insurgent attacks. This problem, affecting one of the largest non-state actors in the world, cannot be put off any longer; the Kurds require economic development, cultural recognition and political rights, and the people require an end to terror in their daily life....   [tags: Iraq] 961 words
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War With Iraq - War With Iraq Have you ever took aside time to the and wonder why is the United States of America still in the war with Iraq and what do they have to gain out of the war. Is it because the United States of America is trying to go after the oil supply that Iraq contains or is it just simply that they are trying to prevent any future terrorist attacks from happening. It is arguing in the article “War With Iraq” that the supporters of the war thinks that “it will prevent the risk of an attack by a weapon of mass destruction developed by Iraq (War).” In the article people who is opposed to the war think that there will be no benefit or anything gained and that the United States of America is ju...   [tags: Article Review]
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War with Iraq - War with Iraq I strongly believe that the United States should go to war with Iraq. I feel this way because by the United States going to war with Iraq it will give us, as United States citizens, a feeling that we are safer. The citizen of United States of America will feel safer because if the United States is at war with Iraq, Iraq will have a lesser chance of producing weapons of mass destruction. I believe that going to war with Iraq will be beneficial to the citizen of the United States because with weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of Iraq it will proved more of a lesser chance for the United States to get hit by another big terrorist attack....   [tags: War]
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The Iraq War - The war in Iraq brought about many divisions within the United States and within the world itself. It took in place in the very volatile Middle East between many political factions from around the globe. The Iraq war was a war that lasted from March 20, 2003- December 15, 2011. The Iraq war occurred because the U.S. thought that Saddam Hussein was connected to al-Qaeda, the group responsible for the 9/11 attack. The U.S. also believed they were hiding WMDs or weapons of mass destruction. All of the war occurred in Iraq because the main goal of the war was to capture Saddam Hussein and inspect Iraq for WMDs....   [tags: United States, Middle East, War]
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Nursing in Iraq -  The research background: Despite there being nursing education offered at all levels in Iraq, the Iraq Ministry of Health (Iraq Ministry of Health) commented that there are many factors that have affected the situation of nursing and midwifery. These include the isolation, neglect, and conflict that have been the fate of Iraq for the past thirteen years. As a result, the nurses and midwives suffer from poor professional image and a low status. Little value is placed on nurses and midwives and their contributions to health care(World Health Organisation 2008)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Women in Iraq - Iraq is one of many countries to have a much undeveloped economic status. This country is ruled by men who are very possessive over women. Ladies in Iraq are not allowed to make decisions of their own. Iraq’s government does not allow women to participate in government or in any law making. Because of this lack of participation; women do not know their rights. Here, women get extremely mistreated. The men in Iraq think of a female as lesser than a male and less capable. These women suffer through lots of mistreatment, physically and mentally by society, family, and abusive men....   [tags: rights, respect, government, culture, equality]
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War In Iraq - Through an extensive study of the events leading up to the war in Iraq, it will be evident that the war could have stemmed for many of reasons. The overall reason, though, is that Iraq has been a continuous threat to the United States, the nation as a whole, and their very country. Looking through the lenses of the Iraqis, Postcolonial theory, will display what this war has done for them, and how many of them depend on the U.S. now until their government is stable enough to make their own civilians feel safe again....   [tags: postcolonial theory, liberalism, Hussein]
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The Iraq War - The Iraq War Weapons of Mass Destruction (recent?) The United States and United Kingdom intelligence services claimed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. However, weapons inspectors never located any weapons of mass destruction. Iraq was invaded based on lies and deceit on behalf of the United States. The United States Military should immediately withdraw from Iraq. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were informed repeatedly that the search for weapons were futile. Therefore, they created a secret group called the Office of Special Plans to supply the Bush administration with raw intelligence on Iraq....   [tags: Politics]
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The Iraq War - In his 1988 Republican National Convention acceptance speech former U.S. President George H.W. Bush proclaimed that, “Weakness and ambivalence lead to war.”. For better or worse a state's ability to influence world politics is primarily based on much power they have. In purely academic terms, power is the ability of Actor A to get Actor B to do something that B would otherwise not do; the ability to get the other side to make concessions and to avoid having to make concessions oneself (Frieden P....   [tags: U.S. Politics] 1477 words
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The Iraq War - The Iraq War began in 2003 and lasted until 2011, and stands to be among the most controversial conflicts of modern times. It was a war that proceeded without the approval of the United Nations (UN) and was said to be a failure on all counts, for despite managing to end Saddam Hussein’s regime did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Iraq, and instead led Iraq to becoming a failed state and being on the brink of a civil war. According to then Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Iraq War was “not in conformity with the United Nations charter (and) from (their) point of view, from the charter point of view, it was illegal” (BBC News, 2004)....   [tags: modern times, united nations, oil]
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The Iraq War - What triggered the Iraq War that we are currently still having. During this time in history we were still in the cold war as well Cold War (1945–1991), a lot of events has happened during this time period. I am going to start with the Iran-Iraq war which started in 1980 and ended in 1988. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran, launching a simultaneous invasion by air and land into Iranian territory on 22 September 1980 following a long history of border disputes, and fears of Shia insurgency among Iraq's long-suppressed Shia majority influenced by the Iranian Revolution....   [tags: Military History]
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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait vs US Iraq War - Iraq Invasion of Kuwait vs U.S Iraq War Iraq and Kuwait have a long history; Kuwait played a huge part in the Iran-Iraq war, mostly financially. Open warfare began on September 22, 1980; Iraq claimed Iran shelled a number of border posts on September 4, 1980. Kuwait funded Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war, which caused tension between the two nations when Iraq couldn’t pay the $14 billion dollars back to Kuwait when it was time to settle their debt. The Iraqi government asked Kuwait to forgive the debt, as they could not afford to pay, Kuwait refused to forgive the debt, which increased tensions between the two nations....   [tags: warfare, international community, democracy]
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War in Iraq - For the past eight or nine years, the United States has continually sent troops overseas to the Middle East, but why. The government has said that it is to fight terrorism or to bring democracy to the Middle Eastern nations. There happens to be a barrier that stands in the way of both those goals and that would be Islamic Fundamentalism. Islamic Fundamentalism is the term used to describe the religious ideologies of advocating a return to the “fundamentals” of Islam. Through this return to the Islamic fundamentals, the rights of women have been violated while acts of terrorism and suicides increase....   [tags: International Politics ]
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The Road to Democracy in Iraq - The Road to Democracy in Iraq The road to democracy in Iraq is a long, hard-fought journey. To understand why and how this journey is so difficult, we must look at Iraq from the beginning. We must look at the beliefs and background of Iraq to understand the country’s mindset as well as what they are doing to change how they are seen throughout the world. Iraq has been a country fraught with turmoil from within. From quarrels between feuding religious groups to dictators with an agenda of power, Iraq’s journey toward democracy has not been easy....   [tags: International Government ]
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The War Between Iraq and Iran - The war between Iraq and Iran initiated in 1980 and it lasted eight years (3). The invasion of Kuwait started on the second of August 1990. There are reasons and consequences for this invasion that I am going to talk about in this essay In 1980 Kuwait, feared the dominance of Persian in the Gulf area had no option but to support Iraq financially and act as a life tube to the Iraqi military (3).Kuwait sent medical supplies to the wounded Iraqi soldiers and food during these eight years (3). At the end of the Persian-Iraq war, Iraq managed to keep its country and pride safe, but suffered greatly both financially and humanly (2)....   [tags: kuwait, iraqui military, persian ] 922 words
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Geography and History in the Iraq War - Geography Shapes the Course of Iraq War The course of the Iraq War has been shaped immensely by the geography of the region for nearly 40 years. The movement of Iraq forces throughout the region, for better or worse, has had many effects on the way in which the way has gone. For instance, these forces often threatened certain resources needed by many countries and regions. The result of this was often war or conflict, concluding in a devastating amount of casualties. This also left Iraq with debt as well as very low resources such as food and water....   [tags: Geography] 1255 words
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The Legality of the US Invasion of Iraq - In early 2003, the threat of Saddam Hussein and the possibility of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq captured the attention and concern of the world. One nation decided to illegally act on these unsubstantiated claims, invading the country, violating the UN Charter and breaking several international laws in the process. The penalizations that were subject to the invading country, the United States, were never carried out. The United State’s role and influence over the UN and the Security Council, along with the nature of the unenforceable, politics and power-based international laws, allowed them to escape sanctions after their invasion of Iraq....   [tags: world politics, war, Hussein]
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Justification of the War in Iraq - Justification of the War in Iraq Despite contrary belief, the Iraq War can certainly be justified. This war began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by U.S troops under the command of former president, George W. Bush. This invasion can be vindicated for several reasons. The greatest is that Iraq was a severe menace to its own people due to a corrupt and distorted government, spearheaded by the dictator, Saddam Hussein. Furthermore, Iraq was a substantial threat to other nations in the world, including the United States of America because of its previous possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties with terrorist groups....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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War in Iraq: An Unnecessary War - America Troops Are Fighting an Unnecessary War In excess of 600 billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq since it began in 2003, plus over four thousand U.S. troops have died because of this war, and despite a struggling economy the US government is keeping our troops in Iraq with no end in sight. The war in Iraq is a current military operation that began, without a declaration of war, on March 20, 2003 and is still taking place today in 2009(Rogalski). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place....   [tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist] 1333 words
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Iraq: the War of Counter Justification - Iraq: the War of Counter Justification US History II A war incited by, and founded on fear. Fear provoked not by a direct threat issued by Iraq, but by the potential danger of it. One of the major sparks of this fear being the 9/11 attacks, which the US government used to initially rally support for an invasion—later found to have no connection with Iraq or its president, Saddam Hussein. Although domestic support was initially high from claims made by the United States government, Operation Iraqi Freedom was unjustified for it violated the six strict criteria for the justification for war: Jus Ad Bellum....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, American History, International]
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A Brief History of Iraq - ... The United Nations Coalition remained in Iraq fighting insurgents. Today, Iraq is a Parliamentary Democracy, similar to that of France. Iraq is led by a President, the Head of State, and a Prime Minister, the Head of Government. The Current President is Jalal Talabani, and the current Prime Minister is Nouri al-Maliki. Today, the Ba'ath Party is banned from holding any seats in Parliament. Iraq is economically capitalist. Iraq's GDP is $155.4 billion dollars and $4,600 per capita. The Iraqi Dinar (IQD) is the official currency of Iraq....   [tags: gulf war, sumerians, babylonians and assyrians] 1037 words
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Assessment of the War in Iraq - Saddam Hussein was indeed a ruthless dictator who violated human rights and caused conflicts in the Middle East. Despite this, his threat to the world community was largely overstated by the US in its justifications for going to war. His reputation as crazy and unpredictable was countered in his psychological assessment, which clearly shows his motivations and identifies the amount of foresight in every decision he makes. Basically, his main motivation was to stay in power and he did everything he could to achieve that....   [tags: Military] 1629 words
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Humanitarian Issues in Afghanistan and Iraq - The Middle East has long been a place for turmoil and warfare. In the past, the region was carved up by European powers following the First World War. More recently, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the ensuing power struggle and the United States’ operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused untold suffering for civilians. In Iraq and Afghanistan in particular, there are many regions where civilians suffer terrible conditions, and there is much human suffering. Civilian casualties are becoming more common in Iraq and Afghanistan....   [tags: Human Rights]
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On War Against the Iraq War - In March of 2003, the United States along with the United Kingdom and a few other countries sent troops to Iraq. Within weeks the regime of Saddam Hussein was defeated and the capital city of Iraq, Baghdad, had fallen in war. That war, although ephemeral in form, continues on to this day. After what can be objectively seen as an eight-year war, it is time to bring an end to at least the overwhelming majority of our military presence in Iraq. There are many valid and idealistic reasons to conclude this war for the benefit of the nation and our general public....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Shia and Sunni Muslims in Iraq - Shia vs. Sunni Muslims in Iraq Religious conflict is a terrible but unavoidable part of many religions. It is made even more unavoidable when the religion itself calls for the extermination of disbelievers. Originally the intrafaith religious conflict between the Shia and Sunni Muslims of Iraq started as a result of a small differing in political beliefs. The small misunderstandings soon turned into terrible problems because of discrimination in the form of unequal opportunities for Shia and Sunni Muslims and violence, such as suicide bombings, attributed to the fact that Islam itself dictates the killing of non-believers....   [tags: religion, conflict, beliefs, violence] 1298 words
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Funding For the War in Iraq and Afghanistan - The term terrorism has been difficult to define in the past couple of decades. The old definitions are no longer valid and new definitions are coined every day. Terrorism is the act of frightening or killing of people or destruction of any physical things to create a fearful or life-threatening environment. Terrorism is an organized crime. The general examples of terrorizing people are kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, murder, threatening and so on. They generally do these kinds of things to gain more power and they want to prove their superiority over another group of people....   [tags: War]
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United States Intervention in Iraq - ... 2009 March – United States President Barack Obama announces withdrawal of most United States troops by end of August 2010. Up to 50,000 of 142,000 troops now there will stay on into 2011 to advise Iraqi forces and protect United States interests, leaving by end of 2011. 6. United States pull out 2011 December – United States completes troop pull-out. Pattern: The 2003 campaign to remove Saddam Hussein began with a United States missile attack on Baghdad in the early hours of March 20. United States military forces invaded Iraq....   [tags: the war on terrorism]
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Modern Day Iraq and Iran - This conflict was something that had been brewing for centuries. Modern day Iraq and Iran have conflicting interests and disputes over borders and control dating back to the Ottoman Turkish Empire as well as the Persian empire under the Safavids (Hiro, 1991). The majority of this war was fought by Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran. Both political leaders fighting to protect what they thought was theirs and what they wanted to take from the other side. Iran's main arguments for conflict were to either capture Iraqi oilfields thereby giving them bartering chips to secure the heavy firepower that Iraq had and Iran desperately needed, or to attack the Iraqi artillery that had...   [tags: Middle East, Current Events]
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The Vietnam War and Iraq - During the Vietnam War, between 1955 and 1984, fifty-eight thousand Americans lost their lives, as well as over three-million Vietnamese lost theirs. The financial cost to the United States comes to over one hundred-fifty-billion dollars. The causes of the Vietnam War were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The Vietnam War revolved around America’s belief that communism was a threat to expand all over South East Asia. With this being said the Vietnam War was both a nationalist and communist movement, unsuccessful in America’s regards, comparable to the war in Iraq, a poor man’s war, led to the downfall of Lyndon B....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Lifestyle in Iraq and America - There have been many changes in my life since I came to USA. I was born in Iraq and moved to USA in 2000. I have grown up and seen many differences in two different worlds. I am now living in a happier place and with all the freedom I can have. In Iraq we as the women’s and the girls were not allowed to wear anything short like shirts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, and shorts. In Iraq wearing anything short and showing little bit of the stomach was something wrong and people around would be looking at a person you wouldn’t want to be looking at that way....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 550 words
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Security: US Intervention in Iraq - Throughout the years, security has been secluded to this narrow framework of territorial security and ideological dominance whether we look at geopolitical wars or ideological ones such as the Cold War. The security of the individual has eluded this framework until the 1990’s where we saw the birth of Humanitarianism through interventions in Iraq, Somalia and the Balkans. Security had started to redefine itself in a Human dimension characterising itself as a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, a job that was not cut, an ethnic tension that did not explode in violence, a dissident who was not silenced....   [tags: George W. Bush, humanitarianism, freedom]
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Iraq Violation of Human Rights - The world has been known to be an unsafe and otherwise bad place to be due to the evils that exist within it. Governments have since created a Declaration of Human Rights that specify the rights that individuals are born with. This declaration explicitly states thirty different rules that one must obey. Among these rules includes a comprehensive explanation of what any individual inalienably accesses. Despite these rules that are set in stone, some groups or territories do not follow such guidelines and thus are put on a watch to try and fix the predicaments that are occurring....   [tags: Peace, Terrorism, United Nations]
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The History of Modern Iraq - The history of modern Iraq is one that is made up of many components, from the British occupation, to its monarch the non Iraqi Faisal, and his desire for a pan-Arab state. This document will present different events and subjects which will allow the reader to comprehend the history of Iraq from 1920- 1958, and what events occurred in the time period. Before we can begin to learn the modern history of Iraq we must briefly learn of the events that led to the creation of the state, formerly known as Mesopotamia....   [tags: Middle Eastern countries] 1838 words
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Violence Against Women in Iraq - ... She had to go into hiding. She left him with the support of a local women’s organization. She too was killed in 2008, she was shot dead in the street in Basra. The authorities have failed to identify the suspects. This case helps to illustrate the situation of women in Iraq. Women are faced daily with violence and systematic discrimination. They are targeted simply because of their gender. Women ages 15-45 have described common cultural influence of the family, and misinterpretation of religion and country laws to be the main cause of the violence against women....   [tags: human trafficking, and domestic violence] 803 words
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Iran and Iraq War - The war between Iraq and Iran was a war between two rival states with different religious/fundamental views, ethnic backgrounds, historical ethnic and border tensions, and power-hungry national leadership who were striving for the position as the dominant Persian Gulf state (Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)). This war is significant for several reasons: it the longest conventional war in the 20th century (lasting from 1980 to 1988), it was witness several unique and horrific tactics and it set the stage for Iraq’s eventual invasion of Kuwait (Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988))....   [tags: Contributing Factors, Results]
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Operation Viglant Resolve in Iraq - Introduction This is a historical examination of the first battle fought for Fallujah, Iraq: Operation Vigilant Resolve. We will examine the history, location, composition, and social background of Fallujah. Analysis of Operation Vigilant Resolve will identify participating units, basic strategy, why Vigilant Resolve failed and lessons learned. Most scholars agree that future battlefields will be urbanized; with lessons learned from this operation we will be better suited for similar, future conflicts....   [tags: history, location, composition, social] 1664 words
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American Invasion of Iraq - The American invasion of Iraq was morally and humanely wrong. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, American government went far beyond humanity when they gave spurious and idealistic reasons for invading Iraq. Over 1 million Iraqi citizens were killed and the country lived under terror for over 5 years due to the American actions. In 1991 George Bush Sr., attempted to invade Iraq, however, this mission ended before any major action was taken. George Bush Sr.’s advisers, one of them being Dick Cheny choose not to invade Iraq because of the fear that such an invasion could turn into a “quagmire”....   [tags: Morality, Reasons, Exaggeration]
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The Outbreak of Iran-Iraq - In the fall of 1980, one of the largest and most destructive conflicts to occur from the end of the second world war started between Iran and Iraq. Lasting eight years, the war left approximately 1.5 million dead and around a million casualties with thousands of refugees fleeing both nations. This conflict's roots can be traced backed to conflicts that raged between the powers which controlled the Persian Iran and Arab Iraq regions (Bahadori, 2005). For centuries, the Persians and Arabs have been at war under the banners of opposing empires.....   [tags: war,middle east, geopolitical]
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Iraq: No Longer Safe - Through a war, an unstable government, and the increasing persecution, the current state of Iraq stands in contrast to the countries past ideals of apathetic separation. Yes, believers of the one God of Jewish origins have always been thought of as different since the time of the Bible, when Daniel and the rest of the Hebrews were enslaved by the Babylonians to today where the persecution tend to be much crueler than punishment of being fed to the lions. Christians survive despite these treacherous times mostly because the majority of them fled the nation when the Iraq war and persecution greatly increased....   [tags: unstable government, hammurabi]
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Women´s Lives in Iraq - People do not understand how bad womens’ lives are in Iraq. Women in Iraq live in constant fear of being threatened or murdered for doing normal day things, such as wearing makeup and going to school. Women in Iraq have very few rights and do not have freedom. Women are vulnerable; deprived of education; fear honor deaths; and have to follow strict guidelines that, if not followed, result in serious consequences. Women in Iraq are capable of being physically or emotionally hurt by Iraqi males, like a brother, father, cousin, or husband....   [tags: fear, murder, rights, freedom, education] 555 words
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To Bomb Iraq or Not - To Bomb Iraq or Not “Iraq’s peace offer rejected” was the front-page headline that caught my attention. The blaring question in my head was why. President Clinton had already approved a military attack when word of Saddam Hussein’s peace letter surfaced. “The Iraqi letter was welcomed by France, Russia and China as the council began meeting late yesterday. The United States was the only member to reject it outright and Britain said it was skeptical, but keeping its options open. I believe that the United States’ action on this matter was not the ‘good action’....   [tags: Papers] 682 words
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The War in Iraq - In April of 1920, Allied Nations coming out of World War I met at the San Remo Peace Conference. It was here that a mandate involving France’s desire to hold Syria and Lebanon and Great Britain’s desire to hold the lands of Palestine, Transjordan, and Mesopotamia was born. Britain’s holdings were renamed Iraq, which was created out of the Ottoman provinces of Baghdad, Mosul, and Basra. In October of 1932, Iraq gained formal independence under Faysal I and through the League of Nations becoming its own separate country....   [tags: essays research papers] 2479 words
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The War in Iraq - The War in Iraq Since the beginning the War in Iraq has been a questionable issue, but the right decision. Saddam Hussein was a force not to be ignored; he posed a danger to the entire world. For good reason, there existed a strong belief that Hussein possessed or was attempting to posses weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He fortified this conviction with his complete disregard for U.N authority; and associating with terrorists made him a valid adversary in the war on terror....   [tags: Bush Saddam Hussein WMD] 841 words
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The War in Iraq - The War in Iraq The war in Iraq is a controversy clouded with misinformation and confusion. To get a proper view of the war we need to step back and examine both sides, pro-war and anti-war, of the facts leading to the war, execution of the war, and the effects of the war. President Bush’s premise for going to war was to prevent potential weapons of mass destruction, specifically nuclear weapons, and not only to destroy current weapons, as the opposition to the war states. The Gulf War in 1991 ended when Saddam Hussein agreed to destroy chemical and biological weapons that the United States had seen and which Saddam admitted ownership of....   [tags: essays research papers] 760 words
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Democratic Iraq - Just the other day, I was sitting in a cafeteria with a couple of my friends, chatting and discussing the old times of high school. It didn’t take a long time till the content of the discussion took a discriminating dimension. They started to talk about a group of students who became rappers and wore in a different style than ours. They said that they were “freaks” and “Losers,” and that the likes of them are the reason why we never reached a good educational, social, and economic level. I asked myself: How is that relevant....   [tags: Iraqi Women Fight for Gender Equality]
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The United States, Iraq, and The Ramifications of War - Operation Desert Storm or otherwise known as the Gulf War was a huge victory for the United States and its allies while at the same time a devastating defeat for Iraq.1 The attack led by the United States on Iraq nearly destroyed the Iraqi's military capabilities which forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait and led to changing Iraq’s southern border in a way that was in favor of Kuwait. The attack also instigated differences in opinion in Iraq and generally weakened Saddam Hussein's regime.2 As Robin Wright stated, “Operation Desert Storm served as a textbook case of how to deal with aggression in the post-Cold War world”.3 Eight years later after the U.S....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Iraq Chemical Warfare - Iraq Chemical Warfare Iraq’s research in chemical weapons began in the 1970s; it was not until the 1980s that they would begin mass production of chemical agents. At this period of time, Iraq required a great deal of help from foreign suppliers and their imports (Al- Zaman, 2003; Gosden, 1998). Iraq did not become a visible target on the United Nations radar until 1982, when Iraq killed between 50-100 Iranian Soldiers with Nerve Agent; later more Iranian Soldiers would die due to the side effects of dehydration and heat stroke (Al- Zaman, 2003; Gosden, 1998)....   [tags: chemical agents, foreign suppliers]
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Shia and Sunni Conflict in Iraq Politics - Sixty-three percent of Iraq’s population is Shia Muslim, thirty-three percent is Sunni Muslim (Lunde, 2002). For the past five centuries the minority, Sunni Muslims, have held political power in Iraq. It was not until recently that the majority, the Shia Muslims, was able to experience political power. The tensions between Sunni and Shia in Iraq are not due to religious differences formed after Muhammad’s death 1,382 years ago and are not inevitable, as proven by the relationships between Sunni and Shia in other countries and in the past (Shuster, 2011)....   [tags: muslim, political unrest, minorities]
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Use of Chemical Weapons in Iraq War - “All is fair in war and love”, an American idiom, illustrates how any logically effective means can and should be used to attempt to end a war. Iraq’s chemical weapons program matured throughout the Iran-Iraq war. The climate before and during the war, 1988-1998, consisted of Cold war tensions and forced Western nations to choose opposite sides of the USSR. Relations between western nations and Iran deteriorated with the coup d'état of the shah and the Iranian hostage crisis.1 The weapons program attempted to give the Iraq military leverage in the war, when fighting gains for both sides stagnated....   [tags: soldiers, relations, morality] 1237 words
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Chemical Weapons: The Iraq and Iran War - Chemical Weapons: The Iraq and Iran War During the 1980’s, the world was in a state of turmoil. The Middle East was as volatile as ever and the Cold War was still in full swing. The Middle East has always been a hot-bed for controversy and conflict; Iraq and Iran are no exception to this norm. By 1980, Iraq had become the second-largest eastern Arab State in population and size (Goldschmidt & Davidson, 2006). However, Iraq aspired to be more, Saddam Hussein sought to unite the Arabs and become the leader for all Arab states....   [tags: Middle East, Cold War, World History]
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Iran-Iraq war: Iraq’s Use of Chemical Weapons - There have been many wars and battles fought with different weapons, but chemical weapons used in these wars are the worst kind. These weapons cause mutations and horrible deceases to a state in which some deceases even exist many years after the incident. These chemical weapons were unfortunately used by Iraq during the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq: 1980–1988. Iraq started using these chemical weapons excessively after 1984, until the end of the war even though countries are not allowed to use chemical weapons in any cases....   [tags: mutations, nerve, agent, mustart, gas, fatal] 631 words
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