The Iraq War

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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. NATO forces were responsible for the invasion of Iraq, and U.N. inspectors helped investigate Iraq for WMDs. All of the Iraq war took place in Iraq, a country in the middle east. Iraq is a country filled with mostly deserts, but there are some mountainous regions in Iraq. The capital city of Iraq is Bagdhad, which is located in the central area of Iraq. Baghdad is also the largest city in Iraq with a current population of over 7 million people. A majority of the year in Iraq is hot, ranging from 60 degrees Fahrenheit to over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to the weather conditions in Iraq, the residents of Iraq and the soldiers that occupied Iraq had to dress properly. Sometimes Iraq can get decently cold, but that is an uncommon occurrence. Iraq is the home to many oil reserves and mines. Iraq is estimated to have 112 billion barrels of oil in reserves because of the plentiful amount of oil scattered around the country. Experts also believe that they have another 200 billion barrels worth of oil in an unexplored areas. The mines in Iraq house rocks and minerals such as gypsum, sulfur, coal, and salt. The natural resources help ... ... middle of paper ... ...ying to recover from its debt, but the capture of Saddam Hussein will help build a better tomorrow for the world. The war in Iraq brought about many divisions within the United States and within the world itself. Works Cited Souter, Janet, and Gerry Souter. War in Afghanistan and Iraq. London: Carlton, 2011. Print. The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. "Iraq War (2003-11)."Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. . Zwier, Lawrence J., and Matthew Scott. Weltig. The Persian Gulf and Iraqi Wars. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005. Print. The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2006. Print. Samuels, Charlie. Timeline of the War on Terror. New York: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2012. Print. Moyer, Brian. Personal interview. 13 April. 2014.

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