The war in Iraq is over now. Looking back on a huge controversy makes one side seem clearly more “correct” than the other. Yet in the beginning there were two sides to the controversy about the war in Iraq. There was the terror brought upon by the 9/11 attacks, people that the government wished to punish or kill like Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden, and a country which was in “need” of US help both politically and financially. At the time of the Terrorist attacks, people were afraid of what else the terrorists were planning or could do and so George Bush sent troops in to look for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
The War in Iraq has sparked an abundance of criticism since its start in March of 2003. Now, four year later, the criticism has only intensified. The fact of the matter is that upon invasion of Iraq four years ago, the reasons were justifiable based on the evidence at hand. Our American troops, some 3,386 of our armed service members have given their lives for a cause that they felt was just, according to an Associated Press count that was conducted on Friday, May 11, 2007 (Associated Press, 2007). The devastating number is a cruel reminder as to how dangerous a war can be in general, but even more so when guerrilla warfare is present.
Many Arab nations today look down on the United States with much less respect for the nation than they once had. They believe the United States boldly made up evidence and invaded Iraq because of their arrogant military force. Subsequently, the Persian Gulf War was truly a crippling blow for all of the nations involved.
The Unjustified War in Iraq History has many times been tainted with the blood of war. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed, and families have been torn apart. Once again, our nation is about to witness a terror that no one can really comprehend. We are on the threshold of an unjustifiable war. The United States should refrain from war with Iraq because of the lack of concrete evidence in regards to weapons of mass destruction.
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).
They are ultimately responsible for lives lost, monies lost in fighting the war, and a country left in ruins. The war on terror is real and extremely important to our security, but it shouldn’t be used to as propaganda to fulfill special interests. This is a war of individuals, and not of a state, and a war that could not be fought by means of conventional tactics. The Bush administration successfully morphed Afghanistan terrorist Muslims into Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Bibliography 1.
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. This is not to say that this war was waged against a blameless regime or that our soldiers have died in vain.
Many questions were brought to the attention of the public eye, such as why the September 11 attacks weren’t diffused prior to the deaths of innocent Americans. Questions of this nature became centered around Al-Qaeda’s insurgence living in and abroad the United State, as the main culprit in the 9/11 attacks. These attacks on U.S. soil revealed a direct correlation to the failure to report issues, and the U.S. unwillingness to address problems before they escalated. This tragic event brought up many pubic, political, and international concerns to strengthen security in and around our nation in order to prevent future terror groups from causing death and destruction once again. The main emphasis was to “wage war on terror”, a slogan George Bush Jr. incorporated in his quest to eliminate terrorism all across the world.
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.
This party adopts many techniques similar to those used by Stalin and Hitler. Saddam Hussein conceived a plan to invade Kuwait. It was, perhaps, one of the worst mistakes he could have made for his own reputation and for his country. The invasion of Kuwait as well as the world's response to it, the environmental disaster it caused, and the degradation of Iraq were completely the fault one man and his government: Saddam Hussein and his Baath Government. One of Hussein's weaknesses is negotiating.