In an attempt to overthrow Hussein and end his cruel reign of terror, the US sent in an armed military force. Since the beginning of the war, there have been over 3334 military fatalities for the US alone. The US has caused as many, if not more, civilian deaths in Iraq than Hussein did, and in the process we have lost many of our soldiers, in addition to the twenty-six thousand wounded. As England and many other countries try to help us with our fruitless quest, they also lose their soldiers. Not only may soldiers be hurt physically, the images they see in Iraq haunt them forever mentally.
Our country had a huge surplus of money before the war started, but now we are in a colossal deficit. This is due to the fact that there were immense funds involved, therefore depriving every one of our country?s inhabitants of the money that is rightfully theirs.
It is true that Hussein ruled tyr...
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- lied to about the nature, goals and strategies of the war from the onset. The Bush administration became the cannon fodder for the public, and by proxy The Times. The tone of the articles contained in The Times became less and less pro war and more and more hesitant to promote the positive aspects of the war, even to the point of decrying it outright through the quotes and opinions of others. This quote from former senator Jonathan Edwards was the epitome of such a sentiment, ' 'Speak out, and stop this escalation now.... [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]
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