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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 - ... However, our credibility is not the only thing that we have lost. (Jenkins) The costs of the Invasion of Iraq are much easier to quantify than the gains. The United States lost 4,480 soldiers and at least 3,400 U.S contractors. In addition, 31,928 American soldiers were wounded in action, many suffering with serious disabilities. Between 110,000 and 150,000 Iraqis were killed in the war. (Jenkins) And all for what. More Iraqi people were killed in this invasion than Islam’s were killed by Saddam in the invasion that President Carter encouraged....   [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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Justifying the Iraq War - Missing Works Cited 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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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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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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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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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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Iraq - Iraq Post-World War II Through the 1970s With the end of World War II, IPC and its affiliates undertook repair and development of facilities in Iraq as rapidly as financing and materials became available. Exploration and drilling were pressed, particularly in the Basra and the Mosul areas, to meet concession terms. Although considered a priority, the elimination of transport constraints was set back when a larger second, nearly completed pipeline to Haifa was abandoned in 1948 as a result of the first Arab-Israeli war....   [tags: Papers] 1433 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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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 just trying to get a hold of the oil supply that Iraq holds....   [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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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: World Health]
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Women in Iraq - ... These days women can only move around with a male escort. The treatment over women has really declined since the attack on Iraq by the US. Women in Iraq are treated so valueless, that even their own families have no respect towards them. Ladies who are still very young are likely to be sold for profit. In this country women are owned by men and do not make their own choices in their life. On October 25th the UNAMI expressed serious concern over the rising incidence of “honour crimes” (theGuardian.com)....   [tags: rights, respect, government, culture, equality]
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War In Iraq - ... Saddam Hussein informed the United States that his intentions were not directed towards Kuwait specifically, but rather towards the Arab community as a whole. The Iraqi troops are so close to Kuwait in order to keep Iraq together as one nation, rather than to divide Iraq like what was done during the Iran-Iraq war. The United States claims that America is not affected by Iraq’s conflicts with Kuwait. Arab issues are Arab issues. This causes confusion for Saddam Hussein; He smiles at the end of the conversation, believing that he could attack Kuwait without the United States interfering, which wasn’t the case....   [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 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 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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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 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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War With Iraq - War With Iraq: Is It Worth It. What does the United States have to gain from a war with Iraq. Supporters of a war with Iraq say it will help prevent the risk of an attack by a weapons of mass destruction developed by Iraq. Critics of a military action that say nothing will be gained, and the U.S. just wants to obtain the oil that Iraq controls. They claim that casualties will be too costly for America to afford. Nonetheless, America should act while others will not for fear of disturbing global peace....   [tags: Argumentative] 1075 words
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War in Iraq - The war against Iraq began on March 20, 2002, when the U.S lunched “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. This was after President Bush called Iraq part of an “axis of evil”, also calling the country dangerous which is threatening U.S with the world’s most destructive weapons. The major phase of the war began when U.S troops marched within 50 miles of Baghdad with heavy aerial attacks on Baghdad and other cities. After the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon which was believed to be the work of Al Qaeda, U.S was concerned about the security of the Untied States which lead to the war in Iraq....   [tags: Operation Iraqi Freedom] 1008 words
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War with Iraq - The war with Iraq began about fifteen years ago. Still to this day people are torn between going to war and trying to keep peace with Iraq. Back when the United States first had a problem with Iraq was when they invaded Kuwait in 1990, and refused to leave. Their were three main causes that made Iraq invade Kuwait. The Iraqi leaders have always considered Kuwait to be part of Iraq because of the way it used to be a long time ago. Second, the country of Kuwait is full of oil. I am sure that was the main reason why Saddam invaded Kuwait....   [tags: essays research papers] 1941 words
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History of Iraq - Mesopotamia, whose territory was roughly equivalent to that of modern Iraq, fell to the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century and remained part of the Ottoman Empire until a British invasion during World War One. As a method for ensuring the success of the uprising against the Ottoman Turks, the British supported the national independence movement within Iraq. However, in 1920 the Treaty of Sèvres established Iraq as a mandate of the League of Nations under British administration. The delay in attaining independence provoked a revolt in 1920, which was subsequently suppressed by the British....   [tags: essays research papers] 2697 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 Iraq War - Although severe consequences come with the decision of war with Iraq, most blinded United States of America citizens are still yet persuaded to support such a war. The Bush Administration has covered their schemes of war with lies to gain support. While weapons of mass destruction is supposedly the reason why the United States launched military action to begin with, all the clearly ignored consequences will haunt their final decision of war, and will remind them how the war is not and never was justified....   [tags: Bush Terrorism Foreign Relations] 1272 words
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War in Iraq - War in Iraq Picture this, you, in a 3rd world country, no friends no family for thousands of miles, hungry, not feeling so well, tired, exhausted and being forced to fight thousands of people who want you out of there country. Fun. I wouldn’t think so… This is a reality for thousands of American Soldiers stationed in Iraq and maybe your reality if the draft is reinstated. Now, picture this. You’re watching the news, they are calling out birthdays, oh they choose yours, but uh oh this is for a draft....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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Democracy in Iraq - Democracy in Iraq The date is March 20, 2003; American forces enter Iraq in the form of air strikes over the capital city of Baghdad. The night sky lights up from anti-aircraft fire from Iraqi sites. The echoing sound of bombs and heavy explosions tremble in the night sky that knew of silence just decades ago. Now eighteen months have pasted, the regime is overthrown, and over one thousand American soldiers have lost their lives in the battle for Democracy in the Middle East. Everyday the numbers of American deaths spent to create Democracy increase....   [tags: essays research papers] 966 words
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war in iraq - George W. Bush is asking Congress for $80 billion more for the failed Iraq war. Congress is gearing up to pour more money to "stay the course" of the past two tragic years. Tell your Member of Congress that not one more dime should go to waging war in Iraq. Instead, the U.S. must end the occupation, bring our troops home, and support Iraqi sovereignty. Many good-intentioned people in the United States say we can't withdraw our troops now and abandon Iraqis to chaos and disorder. Yet the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 1113 words
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Television in Iraq - INTRODUCTION The birth of the television was originally introduced here, in the United States. The impact of this new technology was not only evident here in the US, but in other countries as well. In Iraq, television caused immediate changes, which in turn caused adjustments in everyday living. The benefits and negative impacts varied, but overall as in most other countries, television shapes the images and views of everything that is broadcasted. Television currently has taken the place of past leisure activities....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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]
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Iraq and Democracy - Iraq and Democracy Systems based on guaranteed freedoms, the rule of law, and peaceful electoral transitions are obviously desirable for all. Today's debate over bringing democracy to the Muslim Middle East often centers on whether the region is "ready for democracy" (Newsom). A number of problems the US has to face during transferring democratic essentials seems to just increase: ongoing fights in whole Iraq, a lack of governmental structure, a shortage of charismatic political figures, who would be acceptable by American side, and finally the lack of cultural experience in democratic governing....   [tags: Papers] 713 words
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Iraq War - The war waged on Iraq by the United States has been the cause of heated debate all over the world. Many people have opposed the United States attack on Iraq for many viable reasons. Some of these reasons include that it is not in the best interests for the reputation of the United States with the other nations of the global community, it poses an increased threat to United States homeland security, and it will result in many unjust crimes committed by the United States. Going to war with Iraq will negatively affect the reputation of the United States with other countries opposing the war....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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War in Iraq - War in Iraq Introduction In 1979, President Bakr resigned under pressure from Hussein, who then became president. Immediately after his succession, Hussein called a Baath Party meeting and had all of his opposition systematically murdered. As president, Hussein continued to reinforce his power base by enlarging security forces and employing family members in the government. One 1984 analysis indicated that 50 percent of Iraqis were either employed by the government or military or had a family member who was -- thus making the population intimately connected to and dominated by Hussein....   [tags: Politics Political History Government Essays] 5021 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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War on Iraq - War on Iraq Since the commencement of the controversial war in Iraq, people have been looking for other solutions to the conflict. Many suggestions have been voiced, but none so much and so loudly as the suggestion of simple assassination. People do not understand that assassination is not only impossible, but also never an end to conflict. Assassination of Saddam Hussein is not a viable option to end the U.S. conflict in Iraq. The first and main reason that assassinating Hussein is unattainable is that the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 402 words
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War in Iraq - The war in Iraq brings up a lot of questions, about the future decisions of President of the United States of America, Mr. George W. Bush. After the terrorist attack on the United States, which shook the whole world, US went to war with Iraq. I believe that this is a war on terrorism, and not an “Oil War”, how other like to refer to it. United States want to liberate people in Iraq and bring up the standards of living in that very rich, but at the same time poor country. Before I come to my main topic of this essay, which is “Which Prince should G.W....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 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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Iraq War - Friday-January 16, 2004- 4:00p.m: I was watching 'Oprah' and a particular story struck me. It was about these young brides in India who were being burned alive by their husbands because they have become a burden. Before these women are married off, their husbands receive dowries from the bride's family, when the family can no longer meet up with his demands-he sets his wife on fire, in hopes of her dying, and he will eventually marry another bride and obtain more dowry. These women are shun from society and are nothing but worthless beings-they become silent voiceless shadows....   [tags: essays research papers] 887 words
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Iran and Iraq War - ... The second major contributing factor to the Iraq-Iran war was the rise of two leaders with extreme ideologies and goals. The rise of these leaders coincided with “Iran's Pan-Islamism and revolutionary Shia Islamism and Iraq's Arab nationalism” (Iran–Iraq War). After ousting of the U.S. emplaced Shah during the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic fundamentalists worked to “build their visions of a true Islamic state” (McKay, Hill and Buckler). The Iraqis, led by Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein, also “perceived revolutionary Iran's Islamic agenda as threatening to their pan-Arabism” (Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988))....   [tags: Contributing Factors, Results]
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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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American Invasion of Iraq - ... Nothing was being planned from the Iraqi side.” (globalpolicy.org) About the WMD excuse, George W. Bush lied that the Iraqi were a threat to its neighboring countries [Kuwait and Iran] and to the world peace due to the believe that weapon of mass destruction were being developed in Iraq which were of use of short and long range targets. According to Collateral Language: an Interview with Noam Chomsky, "There is no country where Iraq is regarded as a threat to their security. Kuwait and Iran, which were both invaded by Iraq, don’t regard Iraq as a threat to their security....   [tags: Morality, Reasons, Exaggeration]
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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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The Outbreak of Iran-Iraq - ... 413). To add insult, the attacks on Iraqi citizens on the 4th of September were from hilltops that were meant to be in Iraqi control. The power of Iraq and Iran are represented below (Parasiliti, 2003, p. 158) and are relative to the seven Gulf states which include Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Israel and Jordan. Due to the sharp shifts in the relative power of the two states whose critical points overlapped in 1980, Hussein initiated what he thought was a well thought out strategic capture of Iranian power - the oil rich region of Khuzistan....   [tags: war,middle east, geopolitical]
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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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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 - ... The reports from the inspectors varied; there was evidence of chemical weapons but they dated back to the 1980’s and were easily surrendered, with improved cooperation from Iraq. However, despite this, the US and UK decided that it was necessary to take action, and without the authorization from the UN Security Council and temporarily suspended the multilateral treaty of the United Nations under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. In doing so, they justified themselves in ending the cease-fire in Iraq and moving forward, continuing hostilities....   [tags: world politics, war, Hussein]
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Modern Day Iraq and Iran - ... Not long after the United States started supplying weapons to Iraq, Iran was holding on in a steady maritime war in the Persian Gulf against a renewed Iraq. In May of 1987 the USS Stark was hit with two Exocet missiles killing 40 U.S. Naval officers (Hunt, 2005). This event triggered action from the US sponsoring UN Security Council Resolution 598, demanding for an immediate cease fire between the two warring nations and both countries would receive funding to rebuild if they went back to and respected their pre war boundaries (Hunt, 2005)....   [tags: Middle East, Current Events]
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Iran-Iraq War - Iran-Iraq War The eight year Iran-Iraq War was, by the standards of international conflicts, a very long one. It lasted longer than both World War I and World War II. In this conflict, the two most powerful states in the Persian Gulf, Iran and Iraq, who were the world’s largest producers of petroleum, were locked in mortal combat and appeared intent on destroying each other. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran, simultaneously launching an invasion by air and land into Iranian territory on September 1980 and ended with a United Nations brokered ceasefire in 1988....   [tags: World History ]
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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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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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Security: US Intervention in Iraq - ... This widespread hijacking of human security intention hovers around the notion of cloaking pre-emptive war and empire with fictional virtues potentially diverting attention away from America underlying aims. This has led to one of the most debated issues in history whether the war was actually over oil interests and in a larger context US power politics, or can it be justified as an incursion with the intentions of Human Security in mind. For a majority of people in Iraq in particularly pre-sanctioned Iraq had upheld aspects of human security, such as economic, food, health and personal security all these issues were well respected by Saddam Hussein ....   [tags: George W. Bush, humanitarianism, freedom]
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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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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 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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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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An American Attack on Iraq Was Not Justified - "An American Attack on Iraq Was Not Justified" The 2003 Iraq War lasted less than three weeks. It began in the early morning hours of March 20, when American missiles struck Baghdad. By April 9, U.S. forces had advanced into Baghdad. By April 15 Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had vanished, and U.S. and allied officials pronounced the end of major combat operations. Although the war itself was short, arguments over whether it was justified had been made for months and years prior to the attack, and still continue today....   [tags: Politics] 1090 words
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Iraq: A Country On The Rise - Iraq: A Country on the Rise Iraq is a country that is on the rise. After being crushed by allied troops for their invasion of Kuwait, they have begun the slow rebuilding process. In this report, I will discuss the basic geographic features of Iraq, and other various important features such as mineral wealth, vegetation, ect. Iraq's total area is 271,128 square miles (just slightly more than twice the size of Idaho). It's capital, Baghdad, is located at 33.20 north longitude, 44.24 east latitude....   [tags: essays research papers] 1963 words
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Against the War in Iraq - Against the War in Iraq It has been more than one month since the war in Iraq started. The situation between Iraq and the US has been very serious. Many television and radio stations in the US have been broadcasting about the war in Iraq. At first, the war was a very big issue among people in Flagstaff, but as time passed, people did not mention about the war so much. It seems like people in Flagstaff got accustomed to this war. A possible reason for this behavior is because Flagstaff is not likely to be a target of attacks from Iraq....   [tags: Warfare Argumentative Argument Papers]
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The Iran-Iraq War - The Iran-Iraq War While the Iran-Iraq War during the 1980's may have permanently altered the course of progress in Iran and Iraq, the war also altered the resulting permanent involvement of the rest of the world in the middle-east. The rich and complicated history in Iraq has established numerous cultural and ethnic traditions that all play a part in where the country is today. The Iran-Iraq War brought into focus some of those traditions and how they conflicted, while also bringing Iraq and its economic situation into the spotlight....   [tags: War Middle East Essays]
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Analysis of Turmoil in Iraq - Iraq is a Middle-Eastern country of diversity and turmoil. The people of Iraq, coming from ethic groups such as Kurdish, Arab, Turkoman, and Assyrian, and holding a nearly 97% Muslim population (CIA World Fact Book), remain a lost peoples fighting to create their new country without the tyranny of the past quarter century. The beginning of the reformation of Iraq started in 1979 with the Iranian revolution, during which major changes were made in the U.S.'s policies concerning Iraq, and the beginning of Saddam Hussein's over two decade long presidency....   [tags: Current Events] 983 words
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President Bush's War on Iraq - President Bush's War on Iraq Introduction: Since the war on Iraq began on March 20, 2003, at least 1,402 coalition troops have died and 9,326 U.S. troops have been wounded in action. This is no small number and the count grows daily. One would hope, then, that these men and women were sent to war with just cause and as a last resort. However, as the cloud of apprehension and rhetoric surrounding the war has begun to settle, it has become clear that the Bush administration relied on deeply flawed analyses to make its case for war to the United Nations and to the American people, rushing this country, and its soldiers, into war....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2988 words
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Time to Rebuild Iraq - Time to Rebuild Iraq For nearly thirty years, the people of Iraq have been brutalized under the sadistic dictator style rule of Saddam Hussein. The land previously known as Mesopotamia is rich with a surplus of highly demanded oil. This, which should serve as a very beneficial asset to the country, has proven to serve as quite the opposite for the history of Iraq. In fact, recent history shows that the supply of resources has caused much self-inflicted turmoil for Saddam and his land. With regard to the current war against the U.S., the oil may serve as the greatest way for the rebuilding of Iraq as promised by President Bush....   [tags: Terror War Terrorism]
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The Bush Administration and Iraq - Bush is soon going to declare a policy change in Iraq. His plan is to send more troops there as a last attempt to stabilize the heart of Iraq. The issue in this research paper will be: Should the US do one last "Big Push" in Iraq and send in an additional 20000 to 40000 troops in an attempt to win the war or should Bush make a fixed plan to slowly pull out the troops. George w. Bush, president of the United States , is discussing a boost of military troops in Iraq with his advisers. He will most likely announce his plan within the first half of January....   [tags: US American Government Foreign Relations] 1507 words
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