The Iraq War Of Iraq

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The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a US-led coalition. The US wanted to destroy Saddam Hussein’s regime and bring democracy. To addition to that, US and its allies believed that Iraq had secret stocks of chemical and nuclear weapons, hence Iraq was a threat to the world (Axford 2010). In March 2003, US air bombed Baghdad and Saddam escaped Iraq. The invasion disarmed the government of Saddam Hussein. President Bush in March 2003 gave a premature speech, that tyrant of Iraq has fallen and US has freed its people. President Bush flew into Iraq to show the world that the war is over, even though nothing was accomplished (Kirk et al. 2014). Iraq was facing 13 years of scantions, therefore regime diverted its resources to flexible networks of patronage that kept it in power (Dodge 2007, 88). Iraq faced widespread of lawlessness and after the violent regime changed US could not control the situation. Iraqi civilians were looting, attacking ministries building and this resulted into a series of event (Kirk et al. 2014) . From a military perspective the regime was taken down, but they made no commitment to rebuild or secure the country.
The abrupt end of decade long dominating regime in three weeks had created a political vacuum, that is evident in shifting coalitions and divisions among religious groups, ethnic groups, regional groups and even classes (Barnett et al. 2003, 25). US did not realize, moreover, the depth of the hostility between Kurds and Arabs, Sunnis and Shiites, and the members of different tribes and local religious groups. Furthermore, to deal with destruction in Iraq new plan was decided by the US. The plan was to pull out all troops and hand over the responsi...

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...oops withdraw from Iraq at end of 2011.(Krik et al. 2014). Complaints came to the US that Maliki was become secretarial because he replaced Sunni commanders with Shia loyalists(Krik et al. 2014). This showed Maliki was not concern about having an effective military. Obama was forced to have a legal immunity, but he stilled claimed victory by inviting Maliki to US (Krik et al. 2014). Once US left Iraq, Maliki become a Shia dominated ruling authority. He killed his Sunni Vice President, Tarqi-al Hashimi, which showed that Maliki was using his power for his own interest. A Sunni group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria joined by former Ba-athists and other Sunni insurgents captured Fallujah, Ramadi and Mosul, hence ISIS was moving in Iraq (Krik et al. 2014). Unfortunately, Maliki was no match for ISIS since Syrian War encouraged violence and ISIS has taken part of Iraq.
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