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. The goal was always to find WMDs in the possession of the Iraq Terrorists and to get out. Bush even said himself that we would be at war as long as it took and not a day longer. Yet one day it was announced that we had found these WMDs we were looking for... ... middle of paper ... ... all of these resources were wasted on a war that was based upon lies. Works Cited Hersh, Joshua.
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. demands are met. The dictator Saddam Hussein, with his famous ignorance, never gave that order. Instead, he threatened to invade the rest of his neighbors who opposed his decisions. George Bush, the United States' president at that time, formed an international coalition to liberate the state of Kuwait from its invaders by force.
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the Iraqi War and its affects today. Introduction: Attention: According to an article by The New Yorker entitled Did George W. Bush Create ISIS written by Dexter Filkins on May 15th, states that after the overthrow of Saddam, the Iraq army was disbanded by the US which left over two hundred thousand people humiliated and without a job (Filkins). These angry young men decided to take up arms against the United States to get revenge. This is what caused start of the Iraqi insurgency; all this could have been avoided if the United States stayed out of Iraqi Politics (Filkins). Thesis: The invasion of Iraq by America was the start of the war, but what made it a crisis is the fact that America tried
II. CAUSES The Iraqi War started for allegations the U.S. had against Iraq with the United Nations. Even though Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq gave a report to the United Nations of all the arms he possessed, the United States decided to take action superceding the United Nation’s diplomatic process and go into war. Another cause of the Iraqi War was because the United States promised to liberate Iraqis from the Hussein’s regime. Iraq had been in a regime where they did not have any liberty and they were robbed by their own government.
These zones were created following the Persian Gulf War to protect Iraqi Kurdistan in the north and the southern Shia areas, and were seen by the Iraqi government as an infringement of Iraq's sovereignty. Iraqi air-defense installations and American and British air patrols regularly exchanged fire during this period. In April 2001, Bush's Cabinet agreed to use military intervention in Iraq, because it was considered a destabilizing influence to the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East.  Neoconservatives in the U.S. called for the sell-off of all of Iraq's oil fields and planned for a coup d'etat long before the September 11th attacks, hoping a new government would use, "Iraq's oil to destroy the OPEC cartel through massive increases in production above OPEC quotas." Those plans were abandoned shortly after the invasion because former Shell Oil Company CEO Philip Carroll, who had been charged with their implementation, refused to be involved with Iraqi oil industry privatization since it could have led to the exclusion of U.S. firms, unlike the state-run oil ministry.
Colin Powell, Secretary of State (2001-2005), citied many anonymous Iraqi defectors. Powell asserted that, “There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more” (14). The Bush administration immediately declared war on Iraq. However, it was later reported by Britain’s Channel 4 News that the intelligence dossier that Powell presented to the country was a plagiarized essay (fine paper) by an American graduate student, Ibrahim al-Marshi. 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).
We were complicit in the birth of this regime through an unconstitutional act of foreign aggression. Then, in the late 1970’s President Carter invigorated that Hussein invades Iran, hoping to remove the Islam regime there. Hundreds of thousands of deaths occurred because of this invasion and we did absolutely nothing to protest these brutal violations of human rights because we were behind it. Hussein used chemical weapons in this invasion and nobody protested this either. (Babka) In 2002, George W. Bush sent a letter to Congress requesting the authorization he needed to use military force against Iraq.
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.
Just months prior, President George W. Bush said in his state of the union address, coined a term for three countries that were seen as potentially dangerous and threaten the peace of the world. He called them the Axis of Evil, and it consisted of Iraq, Iran and North Korea, with Iraq being the major topic of discussion. He said that Saddam Hussein was carrying weapons of mass destruction and further developing chemical and nuclear weapons. He claimed that they had already used on civilians, “leaving the bodies of mothers huddled over their dead children”. He painted a grues... ... middle of paper ... ...ed-interational-law-dutch-inquiry-finds>.
The Iraq War, our government’s invasion dubbed “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” had finally arrived after declaring war on March 19, 2003. The U.S.-British coalition to invade Iraq and remove Hussein’s dictatorship has been both a beneficial and damaging political effort. A war that began because of Hussein’s unwillingness to participate in weapons inspections became a messy situation that would last over a decade. President George W. Bush announced his trademark “War on terror” and, as a result, invaded Iraq on the grounds that Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction which threatened world security. Prime Minister Tony Blair concured with Bush and believed that the world would be safer when Iraq disarmed itself.