Later in the war it was revealed that there were never any WMDs. So beyond the decision that was seemingly wrong after a decade of fighting to enter a way with Iraq, the US government lied to prolong the war and continue to waste resources. The reasons for going to war with Iraq were just and reasonable. Terrorists from Iraq attacked national monuments and important US buildings killing many innocent people. It turn, the bush administration put forth a statement to rid the middle east of their WMDs and to impose a “power house” of sorts to keep terrorism out of America.
War against Iraq By Olivier Gaudreau When the US initiated the 2003 invasion of Iraq, it gave the justification that the Iraqi dictator, Saddam aided the perpetrators of the September 11 attack on United States soil. The Bush administration also accused Saddam of engineering a nuclear program and amassing destructive weapons. All the US justification and the entire war have been highly criticized on many fronts. The media has taken the lead on shaping public opinion on both sides of the war, that is, the US or rather North America and the Middle East. It is a fact that citizens get to understand an issue such as the Iraq war through the perspective of the media (Al-Rawi, 2013).
For example, a 2004 report by the Iraq Survey Group concluded that the evidence that Powell offered to support the allegation that the Iraqi government possessed weapons of mass destruction was a blatant lie (Alexandrovan1). There were no weapons of mass destruction found. President Bush was aware that the rumors of mass destruction weapons were unfounded and yet he led Americans and the United Nations to war. Personal revenge and hatred against Saddam spawned the Iraq war. Bush,... ... middle of paper ... ...as threatening the unity and the sovereignty of Iraq,” he said, as if the United States had played no role (Rubin1).
President George W. Bush sent the U.S into Iraq because he thought Iraq created and possessed weapons of mass destruction. Four thousand eight hundred and two U.S soldiers lost their lives. They lost their lives for no reason. Iraq having weapons of mass destruction turned out to be false. In 2003 the U.S military decided to attack Saddam Husse... ... middle of paper ... .../www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=11487219 “Gulf War Syndrome and Military Vaccines: Adverse Reactions.
The United States supported Kuwait when Iraq invaded Kuwait. During the 2003 Iraq War, the United States and United Kingdom led the invasion of Iraq. The invasion was considered illegal. Many people believe that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament with his justifications of the invasion of Iraq. In both wars the international community had to justify the invasion of Iraq and devise solutions to get Iraq to comply with the international community.
Through propaganda, selective speech, and exaggerated evidence, Presidents Lyndon Johnson and George W. Bush manipulated the support of the nation for their bold military actions and personal agendas. In August of 1964 there was an alleged attack by North Vietnamese torpedo boats against the United States navy while they were stationed in the Tonkin Gulf reporting intelligence information to South Vietnam. This attack was said to have occurred with no provocation from the United States. President Lyndon Johnson and his advisers decided upon immediate retaliation with air attacks. Johnson went further in asking Congress to pass a resolution that would authorize further military action.
With frustrating haste, the United States squandered world support by going to war against Iraq on March 20, 2003 1. Within days, American forces occupied that country, neutralizing all formal opposition. B. Unfortunately, defeating the Iraqi army was only the beginning of the American role in Iraq, and for its continuation, the United States has proven wholly unprepared 1. Entering Iraq with unreasonable expectations that we would be welcomed as liberators, America brought a force that, for all its hardware, was less than one-third the number of military and police that Saddam Hussein had used to control his country.
14 Feb 2000: 1-7. CQ Researcher. Landman Library, Glenside, Pa. 14 November 2005 Corn, David. "A Failure to Find Iraq's Weapons Calls into Question the Justification for War." Iraq Opposing Viewpoints.
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