The war in Iraq is a controversy clouded with misinformation and confusion. To get a proper view of the war we need to step back and examine both sides, pro-war and anti-war, of the facts leading to the war, execution of the war, and the effects of the war.
President Bush’s premise for going to war was to prevent potential weapons of mass destruction, specifically nuclear weapons, and not only to destroy current weapons, as the opposition to the war states. The Gulf War in 1991 ended when Saddam Hussein agreed to destroy chemical and biological weapons that the United States had seen and which Saddam admitted ownership of. In multiple resolutions with the United States and the United Nations in the following seven years, Saddam agreed to disarmament and destruction of weapons of mass destruction. He never followed through on these resolutions and not only refused to produce evidence of their destruction but in 1998, refused entry of United Nations weapons inspectors to Iraq. In the meantime he continued working towards nuclear capability. The United Nations never carried through on the consequences of not disarming as stated in the resolutions. During that time, Saddam took revenge on opposition in his own country through starvation and the use of chemical and biological weapons on ten of thousands of his own people. Those deaths would not have happened if the United States had remained until the de...
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