The War in Iraq

841 Words4 Pages
The War in Iraq

Since the beginning the War in Iraq has been a questionable issue, but

the right decision. Saddam Hussein was a force not to be ignored; he

posed a danger to the entire world. For good reason, there existed a

strong belief that Hussein possessed or was attempting to posses

weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He fortified this conviction with

his complete disregard for U.N authority; and associating with

terrorists made him a valid adversary in the war on terror. Hussein

was a dishonorable tyrant undeserving of his control. In the end

nobody else was willing to take successful measures, so the United

States rightfully took it upon itself to solve a possible catastrophe.

Hussein had continually ignored the U.N and its decisions. He had been

warned many times to allow an inspection for weapons, but twelve years

and seventeen U.N Resolutions later no action had been allowed. The

latest U.N Resolution on November 8, 2002, passed unanimously,

required a full disarmament but Hussein still evaded and refused the

requirements. Time and time again Hussein barred entrance to suspect

sites, delayed inspections, and eventually threw all U.N. inspectors

out of Iraq. A prolonged effort of the U.N. had come to a failure.

Possession and attempts for possession of WMD are always a great

concern to be had. Iraq has possessed WMD before, both biological and

chemical, violating a cease-fire treaty signed when Iraq lost the 1991

Persian Gulf War. In 2004 a 1,500 page report has been released by

Charles A. Duelfer,the CIA's top adviser on Iraqi weapons. It states

proof of Hussein importing banned materials, and also declares Iraqi


... middle of paper ...


FreeDictionary.Com. 2004. Farlex Inc. 12 Sept. 2004

GOVEXE.COM. 2004 National Journal Group Inc. 12 Sept. 2004

Harding, Luke. "Everyday tales of Saddam's cruelty". December 22, 2003

Guardian Unlimited Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004,2763,1111562,00.html

Lynch, Colum. "Bush Cites Hussein's Potential Weapons." WashingtonPost.

2000-2004 The Washington Post Co. September 18, 2004

Physicians For Human Rights. 2004 Visual Communications. 12 Sept. 2004
Open Document