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The War in Iraq

- Pick up any newspaper or point your web browser to any major or minor news publication and questions like these will be all over them. A lot of Americans feel that the War on Terror and our presence in Iraq has lasted too long. Are they correct. Should we pull out and call it quits. Should we have another repeat of the Vietnam War. Believe it or not, that's how a lot of people view this war, as another Vietnam. They feel that we are out there, putting the American nose into something that shouldn't be picked....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Iraq War Terror]

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War in Iraq

- 1. There was very little evidence and the United States acted prematurely. The evidence itself is confusing and somewhat misleading. As we look on the invasion many Americans were very enthusiastic about going to war with Iraq. However, we’re not trying to think about why we were not there or trying to justify other than speculate the following reasons. Did Iraq have weapons of mass destruction or was the United States to find about their military power. Possibly, the United States was trying to eliminate Saddam and his regime to promote democracy and peace....   [tags: war, Iraq, USA, ]

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The Truth About The War In Iraq

- The Whole Truth about the Iraq War For my first peace paper I went to the Ritz East movie theater on September 30th to watch the movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War." This is a movie whose mission was to reveal the lies that have been told to the American people by the Bush Administration. The majority of the audience seemed to me to be democrats or at least people who opposed the war in Iraq and the Bush Administration....   [tags: Film Movie Iraq War]

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Evaluating The War in Iraq

- Evaluating The War in Iraq Is the war in Iraq right. Is this not a form of terrorism?, to have U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for six year now. How about pushing our system of government onto another country, isn’t that a form of terrorism. Isn’t this wrong of the US and our fellow Americans to still believe that we’re doing the right thing, when we’ve never received a straight answer as to why we’re even in another country fighting. These are all questions we should be asking, and the answer should be, that it’s morally wrong of the U.S....   [tags: War, Iraq]

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End the War in Iraq NOW

- The war in Iraq is one of the most controversial wars in American history. It has impacted our everyday lives and society. It seems we are fighting for no purpose. I think we’re going in circles, and not going anywhere. Yes, we’re helping Iraqi civilians, but the militias are still there, and killing our troops. We should bring back our troops and overcome any obstacles. Our resources like education, agriculture, oil prices, health care and economy are among the factors that are being affected by the war....   [tags: Arguemnt Position Paper Iraq War]

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The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End by Peter Galbraith

- If a general attitude towards war is that it is a force that gives us meaning, then the war in Iraq definitely follows suit. In his book, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End, Peter Galbraith takes an in-depth look at the historical framework for the conflict, indicts the fundamental misconceptions surrounding the situation both at the time and the present, and offers an alternative to the current quagmire, showing how this war will truly define the Bush presidency and dominate American foreign policy for years to come....   [tags: Galbraith Iraq War]

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Justifying the Iraq War

- The ensuing war between the United States and Iraq has been a topic of controversy for several years now. Citizens of America have been divided since the war began and continue to cluster in groups that either fully support or have no support for President Bush and this ongoing war. Many would like to know who is right and who is wrong. Is this war with Iraq justifiable, or has America jumped into something that could have possibly been avoided. To answer these questions a comparison should be made between the characteristics of this war and those that constitute a just war....   [tags: Politics Wars Middle East Bush Iraq Essays]

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Iraq War

- Friday-January 16, 2004- 4:00p.m: I was watching 'Oprah' and a particular story struck me. It was about these young brides in India who were being burned alive by their husbands because they have become a burden. Before these women are married off, their husbands receive dowries from the bride's family, when the family can no longer meet up with his demands-he sets his wife on fire, in hopes of her dying, and he will eventually marry another bride and obtain more dowry. These women are shun from society and are nothing but worthless beings-they become silent voiceless shadows....   [tags: essays research papers]

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War with Iraq

- War with Iraq I strongly believe that the United States should go to war with Iraq. I feel this way because by the United States going to war with Iraq it will give us, as United States citizens, a feeling that we are safer. The citizen of United States of America will feel safer because if the United States is at war with Iraq, Iraq will have a lesser chance of producing weapons of mass destruction. I believe that going to war with Iraq will be beneficial to the citizen of the United States because with weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of Iraq it will proved more of a lesser chance for the United States to get hit by another big terrorist attack....   [tags: War]

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Machiavelli On The Iraq War

- The Iraq war, also known as the second Gulf War, is a five-year, ongoing military campaign which started on March 20, 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by U.S. troops. One of the most controversial events in the history of the western world, the war has caused an unimaginable number of deaths, and spending of ridiculous amounts of money. The reason for invasion war Iraq’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction, which eventually was disproved by weapons inspectors. Many people question George W....   [tags: Political Science]

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Funding For the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

- The term terrorism has been difficult to define in the past couple of decades. The old definitions are no longer valid and new definitions are coined every day. Terrorism is the act of frightening or killing of people or destruction of any physical things to create a fearful or life-threatening environment. Terrorism is an organized crime. The general examples of terrorizing people are kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, murder, threatening and so on. They generally do these kinds of things to gain more power and they want to prove their superiority over another group of people....   [tags: War]

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Comparing the Iraq War and the Vietnam War

- U.S. political and military difficulties in Iraq have prompted comparisons to the American war in Vietnam. Unfolding events in Iraq have caused some observers to make analogies to the American experience in the Vietnam War. There are many reasons why most Americans believe that Iraq is becoming the new Vietnam, with U.S. troops getting shut down in a bloody war and occupation of a violent area. There are plenty of ways to compare and contrast the Vietnam and Iraq war. Many people have viewed Vietnam as a completely different war from the current one in Iraq....   [tags: compare contrast comparison]

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War With Iraq

- War With Iraq Have you ever took aside time to the and wonder why is the United States of America still in the war with Iraq and what do they have to gain out of the war. Is it because the United States of America is trying to go after the oil supply that Iraq contains or is it just simply that they are trying to prevent any future terrorist attacks from happening. It is arguing in the article “War With Iraq” that the supporters of the war thinks that “it will prevent the risk of an attack by a weapon of mass destruction developed by Iraq (War).” In the article people who is opposed to the war think that there will be no benefit or anything gained and that the United States of America is ju...   [tags: Article Review]

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War With Iraq

- War With Iraq: Is It Worth It. What does the United States have to gain from a war with Iraq. Supporters of a war with Iraq say it will help prevent the risk of an attack by a weapons of mass destruction developed by Iraq. Critics of a military action that say nothing will be gained, and the U.S. just wants to obtain the oil that Iraq controls. They claim that casualties will be too costly for America to afford. Nonetheless, America should act while others will not for fear of disturbing global peace....   [tags: Argumentative]

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War in Iraq

- War in Iraq Introduction In 1979, President Bakr resigned under pressure from Hussein, who then became president. Immediately after his succession, Hussein called a Baath Party meeting and had all of his opposition systematically murdered. As president, Hussein continued to reinforce his power base by enlarging security forces and employing family members in the government. One 1984 analysis indicated that 50 percent of Iraqis were either employed by the government or military or had a family member who was -- thus making the population intimately connected to and dominated by Hussein....   [tags: Politics Political History Government Essays]

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War on Iraq

- War on Iraq Since the commencement of the controversial war in Iraq, people have been looking for other solutions to the conflict. Many suggestions have been voiced, but none so much and so loudly as the suggestion of simple assassination. People do not understand that assassination is not only impossible, but also never an end to conflict. Assassination of Saddam Hussein is not a viable option to end the U.S. conflict in Iraq. The first and main reason that assassinating Hussein is unattainable is that the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Conflict in Iraq: Retribution for 9/11, or Grave Mistake?

- Conflict in Iraq: Retribution for 9/11, or Grave Mistake. September 11, 2001 is a date in American history that will not be forgotten by American citizens. After the assault on both the Twin Towers in Manhattan, and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the attitude and policies of both the American people and the U.S. government changed. Fear crept out from every corner on the street, and hatred and discrimination ambled out of every store or gas station that was run predominantly by citizens of Middle Eastern descent....   [tags: Iraq War Argumentative Persuasive]

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Comparing the Vietnam War vs. Iraq War

- The war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq differ in many ways such as; the reason for war, US support, the cost, number of deaths, and the time and place. In this essay I am going to compare the Vietnam War with the war in Iraq describing three ways in which the war in Vietnam differs from the war in Iraq. Three of the ways the two wars differ are the reason for war, number of deaths, and the cost. The Vietnam War was a war over communism that started in 1950, when Ho Chi Minh, the national leader of Vietnam, introduced a communist government into North Vietnam....   [tags: compare contrast comparison]

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Iran-Iraq war: Iraq’s Use of Chemical Weapons

- There have been many wars and battles fought with different weapons, but chemical weapons used in these wars are the worst kind. These weapons cause mutations and horrible deceases to a state in which some deceases even exist many years after the incident. These chemical weapons were unfortunately used by Iraq during the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq: 1980–1988. Iraq started using these chemical weapons excessively after 1984, until the end of the war even though countries are not allowed to use chemical weapons in any cases....   [tags: mutations, nerve, agent, mustart, gas, fatal]

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Iraq War and its Effect on World Economy

- Iraq war: the spiralling effects on world economy In the next few weeks, the struggling global economy may be put to the test if Washington chooses to invade Iraq. There are many risks involved in bombing Baghdad, the most important being a spike in oil prices. With oil prices already over $30 a barrel, the increased pressure has been put on the global economy as more money is spent on importing oil. Should the United States attack Iraq, there is a real possibility that the Middle East oil shipments will be disrupted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Research Paper - War in Iraq

- Natasha Biletnikoff Research Paper Composition II In 1991 President George Bush sent U.S. troops to Kuwait to force out Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his troops who were trying to take over Kuwait, thus starting the Persian Gulf War. This war started in 1991 and this war also ended in 1991 and an agreement was made between George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The agreement was that Iraq must destroy any chemical and biological weapons they had. This peace treaty also entailed that United Nations inspectors would search Iraq on a regular basis to make sure these weapons were being destroyed....   [tags: Current Events]

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War With Iraq is Not Necessary

- The debate whether America should have a war to Iraq lasted for about 2 years. As far as I am concerned, however, I agree that America should not have a war to Iraq. The first argument that can be presented to develop my position is that the immediate war to Iraq costs for the U.S. will come to about 200 billion, giving the American people heavy economical burden. A good example may be found in many documents and statistics. So far, Congress appropriated approximately&56 billion in April 2003;another &72 billion in November 2003....   [tags: United States America Middle East]

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Gulf of Tonkin Resolution vs. the War on Iraq

- Gulf of Tonkin Resolution vs. the War on Iraq In August of 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the closest thing there was to declaring war on Vietnam. A war that resulted in millions of people dying, and the loss of liberties for a large number of people. The Resolution was passed because the government (and the American people) believed that the Vietnamese had fired torpedoes at a US destroyer on routine patrol in the Tonkin Gulf on August 2, 1964. It was also reported that a second deliberate attack happened against a pair of ships two days later on August 4, 1964....   [tags: War History]

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War in Iraq

- Self-improvement. When I finished highscool in Ukraine, my mother taught me one very important lesson. She said: “Self-improvement is a key for your success”. In 1998 I got a bachelor degree in Child Education. I took me two years to complete a school program. During my school years I went through difficult times. There were moments when I wanted to drop out of school, but I always remembered my mother’s words about continual self-improvement. Now, after all, I am really proud of my achievements....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Police line streets of Benton Harbor after nights of riots Residents outraged by deadly police chase Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Posted: 8:57 PM EDT (0057 GMT) State and local police make their presence felt Wednesday in Benton Harbor, Michigan. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Tools -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED • Interactive: Benton Harbor riots • Map: Benton Harbor, Michigan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • CNN Access: Mayor: Police relationship unkind to citizens VIDEO Bullets, fire and rage on the streets of Be...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Persian Gulf War Was NOT Iraq's Fault

- At 2:00 A.M. (local time) on August second 1990, Saddam Hussein sent the Iraqi military across the border into Kuwait, and sparked a war whose repercussions are still being felt. Today what eventually became known as the Persian Gulf War, featured the largest air operation in history; and a senseless destruction paralleled only to Danzig or Hiroshima. Even though Saddam was the one who physically invaded Kuwait, is balking at United Nations resolutions, and is generally known as a tyrant....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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War on Iraq article in high school newspaper

- At 7:12PM on Wednesday, March19, 2003, President Bush authorized a full-scale war on Iraq and the Saddam Hussein led regime by uttering just two simple words. “Let’s go,” President George W. Bush said to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield Wednesday at the close of a nearly four-hour meeting in the Oval Office. The war on Iraq, which has been given the title “Operation: Iraqi Freedom”, is the result of months of Hussein’s refusal to let United Nations weapons inspectors into Iraq. The U.N. suspects that Hussein has been building and harboring “weapons of mass destruction” into Iraq....   [tags: essays research papers]

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If there is a long drawn-out war with Iraq (or any other

- If there is a long drawn-out war with Iraq (or any other country), what implications might this have for Britain's fiscal deficit. Also trace out the possible effects, if any, on: a) Monetary Policy, b) Inflation and c) Unemployment. The economic policy followed by a country engaged in war is ,certainly, different of that followed by a country when in peace. Britain now finds itself a few steps away from war with Iraq and the questions concerning the implications of this ,unnecessary for many, war are not little....   [tags: Economics]

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Iraq War

- The war waged on Iraq by the United States has been the cause of heated debate all over the world. Many people have opposed the United States attack on Iraq for many viable reasons. Some of these reasons include that it is not in the best interests for the reputation of the United States with the other nations of the global community, it poses an increased threat to United States homeland security, and it will result in many unjust crimes committed by the United States. Going to war with Iraq will negatively affect the reputation of the United States with other countries opposing the war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Consequences of the Iraq War

- War in Iraq, which was launched by the United States and the United Kingdom on March 20, 2003 and continues to the present, was intended to be a preventative war against terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, as president Bush repeatedly claimed that "these weapons posed a significant and timely threat to the United States and its allies." As a matter of fact, the things that considered Iraq as a threat to global welfare had not been discovered, and in spite of the common thought that this war will produce many advantageous consequences, it certainly caused a greater number of unfortunate ones....   [tags: American History]

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The Iraq War: No End in Sight

- While the nation mourns the 2,000th U.S. combat death in Iraq, instead of looking for ways to plan an exit strategy, Congress is finalizing another payment of $50 billion to continue fighting the war. The dynamics of the fighting between the resistance and the U.S., and the horrific human costs that are being exacted, are unlikely to change in the near term as the Bush administration remains stubbornly committed to occupying Iraq. And both parts of the administration's purported plan, democratization and putting Iraqis in charge of their own security, are failing because of the continued resistance to U.S....   [tags: Current Events]

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Negative Aspects of The Iraq War

- By attacking Iraq, the United States has shown that they are no better than the villain Saddam Hussein. The assaults on Iraq were criminal and wicked acts while they were also unjust and unnecessary. 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

- Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) Hypothesis Probably the most logical explanation is that there has been a conflict that is decades old, that comes from, religious differences to territorial and power ambitions. This war is a war that is not going to stop until both countries solve their internal affairs, because the historical background that this two countries have is not an easy one. I think that the only way to fully achieve peace between these two countries is, for them to come to an agreement regarding the territories, and another one to respect each other’s religions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Opposition to the Iraq War

- Iraqi War Out of 50 citizens polled, five believe that the war in Iraq should continue.That is only 10%, of those polled.Not much, is it. What this poll demonstrates is that the people of the U.S.A. do not feel the war is helping. The Iraqi war is a very “lively” and on-going debate issue. The war has cost us many people: soldiers, reporters, civilians and insurgents. The best way to confront this problem is to have the Iraqi army in power and for our people to come home....   [tags: Politics Government]

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War in Iraq

- War in Iraq Picture this, you, in a 3rd world country, no friends no family for thousands of miles, hungry, not feeling so well, tired, exhausted and being forced to fight thousands of people who want you out of there country. Fun. I wouldn’t think so… This is a reality for thousands of American Soldiers stationed in Iraq and maybe your reality if the draft is reinstated. Now, picture this. You’re watching the news, they are calling out birthdays, oh they choose yours, but uh oh this is for a draft....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The War in Iraq

- The War in Iraq 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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War in Iraq

- The war in Iraq brings up a lot of questions, about the future decisions of President of the United States of America, Mr. George W. Bush. After the terrorist attack on the United States, which shook the whole world, US went to war with Iraq. I believe that this is a war on terrorism, and not an “Oil War”, how other like to refer to it. United States want to liberate people in Iraq and bring up the standards of living in that very rich, but at the same time poor country. Before I come to my main topic of this essay, which is “Which Prince should G.W....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Against a War Against Iraq

- Against a War Against Iraq Nowadays, what I hear from the radio and television programs in the US is about a war against Iraq. A main topic of what American people talk about is how it is going to be. What I thought after talking to young people about it was that they really do not want this terrible fighting. Through my philosophy and anthropology teachers, I knew the background of this war. They said that the US gave weapons of mass distraction including nuclear weapons to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War....   [tags: War Terrorism Essays]

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America Needs the War in Iraq

- America Needs the War in Iraq It has been three years since the war in Iraq started. In the US, people are afraid of some attacks, which may come in the future from terrorist groups. The US wants to control Iraq completely this time. Everyday, wherever I go, the news about war catches my ears and eyes. It is on the radio, on the net, and on television programs in the US. It means that everybody in this country really is concerned about the situation in Iraq because of American soldiers who fight in Iraq and people in Iraq....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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debate against war with Iraq

- Debate Side: Against Topic: War I. One page response a. Debate points II. Two page response a. Introduction b. Debate points c. Conclusion War is defined for some as an armed conflict between two nations over a disputed situation, and is needed when there is nothing else that can be done. A natural occurrence that repeats it’s self through out time. While others feel that war is an unnecessary dispute, that leads to nothing but destruction, and that there are always other solutions that can be made; that peace should come before all else....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Unjustified War on Iraq

- The Unjustified War on Iraq The Bush Administration was impatiently unjustified in the attack on Iraq. The justification the Republican council offered was no more that an attempt to eradicate the blame infused by poorly made, hasty decisions and forceful actions. Liberal magazine, The Nation, publishes many liberal perspectives on the actions that have been taken in prevention of major military action. Although action was necessary, the use of military force by the United States was excessive....   [tags: Government]

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Justifying the War the in Iraq

- Justifying the War the in Iraq Early last year, the latest Gulf War broke out, and, within weeks, British and American leaders claimed that peace would prevail: that the fighting had ended. More than six months after the 'end of the war', soldiers, and Iraqis, are still dying. What went wrong. Was Bush lying all along, or did he just make a mistake. I think that the answer to this question is obvious: Bush and Blair, or 'Bliar', as anti-war campaigners call him, have lying to us all along....   [tags: Papers]

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War Ethics in Iraq

- Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West of the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division is a leader doing what a leader is required to do; to lead and protect those in which he leads. LTC West was charged with communicating a threat and aggravated assault. These are serious war crimes charged to a leader who was undeserving of such implications. The villains here are the politicians who prevent soldiers like LTC West from efficiently fighting the war in Iraq. LTC West a battalion officer in Iraq during on or about January of 2003 to October of 2003; made a controversial decision....   [tags: Ethics]

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Aggression: Social Learning & Cognitive Neoassociation in the Iraq War

- From the daily conflict in Iraq to extreme incidents like the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, dehumanization of the "enemy" and the influence of the environment in which they are encountered can explain how and why soldiers on both sides aggress. Social learning theory is at the root of the dehumanizing process, for as seen in "Faces of the Enemy," such behavior is consistently supported & rewarded by the media and by armed forces (Jersey & Friedman, 1987). Equally important is the role of cognitive neoassociation analysis by Berkowitz, which acknowledges the environment and situational influences that can lead to feelings of aggression....   [tags: Abu Ghraib, Dehumanization]

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Article Analysis: Australians and the War in Iraq

- Leave now. Just another lousy northern hemisphere war. Send the so-called Afghan refugees making their way to our shores back. Give them a gun and tell them to fight for their country. Young Australians have better things to do than die fighting in a war that will never be won. Kev, St Helena (23/06/10) An opinion piece written by Kev in the Herald Sun (23/06/10) talks about how ‘lousy’ the war in Iraq is and how ‘young Australians have better things to do’. Although Kev doesn’t use any literary devices, his assertive, frank and condescending tone combined with his attacks and inclusive language makes the war in Iraq seem petty and unimportant....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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Blindly Jumping into War

- Blindly Jumping into War Mike Thompson is a political cartoonist for The Detroit Free Press and is one example of an American expressing his viewpoint about the oncoming war with Iraq. Thompson tries to appeal to anyone who takes time to read the paper, and presumably, his intent is to introduce a new viewpoint to those supportive of the war. In Thompson's political cartoon published, February 26, 2003, he uses a well-known American symbol, Uncle Sam, to comment on current events. By paying close attention to the symbolism and other details in the cartoon, I want to show that Thompson critiques the actions of President Bush, who according to the image, seems to be jumping blindly into a wa...   [tags: President Bush Iraq War Terrorism Essays]

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The Iraq War Of Iraq

- 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....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The War Of The Iraq War

- The Iraq War which started in 2003, and last until 2011 has in a sense been restarted. Which means in the past thirteen years American troops have been involved in operations in Iraq for all but three. The cost of the Iraq War has sky rocketed into the trillions, and the loss of lives into the Thousands, and the effects of the Iraq War will be felt for a long time. Entering Iraq has caused Americans to set a precedents about our policy and moral standing, that we greatly shape our future endeavors and policies towards foreign nations....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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The Declaration Of The Iraq War

- The America synonymous with liberty and freedom, the America envisaged by our forefathers, is an idealised society far from the current reality of our own. These fundamental ideals, which many blinded Americans would attest their government to be ardent followers of, were made irrelevant by a government desperate to consolidate its power and further its agenda. Nothing stopped the American people engaging in George W Bush’s crusade, without a modicum of doubt or time to question his intentions, we followed him into battle from our vantage point in front of our televisions....   [tags: Iraq War, United States]

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The Iran Iraq War : Iran

- The Iran-Iraq War: The Iran-Iraq War occurred from 22 September 1980 to 20 August 1988. The conflict was a conventional war fought by two different states: the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic. Notably, two key non-state actors participated in the war: Iran 's government found allies in the oppressed Iraqi Kurdish ethnic group, who fought in conjunction with Iranian offensives. Iraq aligned itself with the Mujaheddin of Iran, who opposed the Iranian government. The conflict took place along the Iran-Iraq border, in South-West Asia....   [tags: Iran, Iraq, Iran–Iraq War, Saddam Hussein]

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The Iraq War On Terror

- 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....   [tags: Iraq War, George W. Bush, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Iraq War From The View Of The Iraqis

- The Iraq war from the view of the Iraqis in Turtles Can Fly The movie, Turtles Can Fly, is about the fall of Saddam Hussein and the time going until the second Iraq war is to begin. They follow a group of orphans struggling to survive the war. Waiting for the American soldiers to come and give a better life. Showing what refugees had to go through during those times. The kids making a living by disarming and selling mines to arms dealers nearby. Most movies in today times do not show the point of view of the minority groups....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Similarities Between the War in Iraq and the Vietnam War

- Similarities Between the War in Iraq and the Vietnam War      As time passes, every society endures situations which stress its' very fabric. Each societies' history is sprinkled with these situations. One such situation which the United States underwent was the Vietnam war. For years this particular event has been hotly debated. Hardly anyone who was present at the time agrees on any point concerning this war, except that they regret it. It has become 'the greatest American foreign policy calamity of the century.' ....   [tags: Compare contrast war Iraq Vietnam]

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The War Between Iran And Iraq

- The History of Two Nations at War Iran and Iraq’s relations have been hostile since the Iran-Iraq war, also known as the first Persian Gulf War. The war lasted from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the 20th century 's longest conventional war. Saddam, who was the 5th president of Iraq, was so amused with the continuous battles that he made it a point to have the Iraqi 25-dinar note display the Battle of al-Qadisiyyah on its currency. For nearly nine years, both countries suffered millions of casualties and lost countless amounts of dollars in destruction (Karsh, 2002)....   [tags: Iran, Iraq, Iran–Iraq War, Saddam Hussein]

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The Country Of Iraq During The Gulf War And The Un Embargo

- Iraqi culture has one of the world’s most ancient history of culture to date. The country of Iraq has dealt with numerous changes throughout the years ranging from war, economy downfall, and environment changes. Many of the issues that arose had to do with the power and decision making of the former President, Saddam Hussein. The country of Iraq is located north of the Persian Gulf and its population is equivalent to that of California. This paper will discuss the economy in Iraq, as well as the Iraqi culture and their military....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War]

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The War Of Iraq Is Just Wars? Why Or Why Not?

- Given Cicero’s criteria for a just war described in your text, would preventive wars, such as the war in Iraq, be considered just wars. Why or why not. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a preventive war does not fall in-line with Cicero 's criteria for a just war. Initially, President Bush and his administration sold the Iraq war as a preventative measure. The assertion was based mostly on assertion Iraq developing, producing, and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMD 's) that could potentially be used by state sponsored terrorist organizations operating freely in Iraq against the United States....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Final Project, An Iraqi Immigrant Who Left Her Homeland After The Iraq War

- For the final project, I will be interviewing Lina Abdulnoor, an Iraqi immigrant who left her homeland after the Iraq War. When one of her father’s workers threatened her family’s safety due to their different religious beliefs, Lina and her family left Iraq. They originally settled in Jordan, where they waited two years for the U.N. to approve their request to move to the U.S. When Lina and her family came to America, they initially settled in Virginia, where she learned to adapt to American culture and the English language....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, United States, History of Iraq]

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Economic Factors During The War Between Iraq And The United States

- Economics is an important factor that led to the war between Iraq and the United States. The invasion of Iraq was the most costly, longest and largest use of armed forces by the United States in 2003. The war devastated the economy, exhausted Iraq’s foreign exchange reserves, and left the country in debt. The economic factors during and after the Iraq War ended should affect how the United States approaches future wars by looking at the enormous amount of money spent and examining its effects on individual parts of the economy....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States]

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The Iran Iraq War Of Iran

- The Iran-Iraq War was the prolonged war from 1980 to 1988 between two nations, Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq. This competitive rivalry between Iraq and Iran goes back to the days of the Persian empire and the Ottoman Turkish empire. “From the 1920s onwards the nominally independent states of Iraq and Iran sustained historically animosities in changed circumstances, at first still under the direct influence of Britain, and later (after 1958) as truly independent countries pursuing their respective national interests”....   [tags: Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iraq]

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The Iraq War

- The Iraq War Weapons of Mass Destruction (recent?) The United States and United Kingdom intelligence services claimed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. However, weapons inspectors never located any weapons of mass destruction. Iraq was invaded based on lies and deceit on behalf of the United States. The United States Military should immediately withdraw from Iraq. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were informed repeatedly that the search for weapons were futile. Therefore, they created a secret group called the Office of Special Plans to supply the Bush administration with raw intelligence on Iraq....   [tags: Politics]

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- Impact of Cold War on Iran-Iraq War The Iran- Iraq War was the prolonged war from 1980 to 1988 between two nations, Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq. This competitive rivalry between Iraq and Iran goes back to the days of the Ottoman Turkish empire and the Persian empire. “From the 1920s onwards the nominally independent states of Iraq and Iran sustained historically animosities in changed circumstances, at first still under the direct influence of Britain, and later (after 1958) as truly independent countries pursuing their respective national interests”....   [tags: Iran, Iraq, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi]

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Iran and Iraq War

- The war between Iraq and Iran was a war between two rival states with different religious/fundamental views, ethnic backgrounds, historical ethnic and border tensions, and power-hungry national leadership who were striving for the position as the dominant Persian Gulf state (Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)). This war is significant for several reasons: it the longest conventional war in the 20th century (lasting from 1980 to 1988), it was witness several unique and horrific tactics and it set the stage for Iraq’s eventual invasion of Kuwait (Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988))....   [tags: Contributing Factors, Results]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq

- In the wake of the shooting at a recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, it is apparent that the Islamic State of Iraq, ISIS, has become an increasing issue in American foreign policy. Following the removal of troops from the Iraq War between 2011 and 2013, Iraq was left as a fragile and divided nation. Despite our forces and training provided, a strong Iraqi government was never created. Many felt isolation and resentment in the wake of the war. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has created extreme violence in the Middle East that is now extending into the Western world....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Syria]

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U.s. Occupation Of Iraq

- The U.S. occupation of Iraq was planned, by the George W. Bush administration to be a necessary war that would be carried out quickly. The Bush administration made many mistakes during the U.S. occupation of Iraq, which resulted in chaos after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath regime. The Bush administration justified the U.S. occupation of Iraq by claiming that they set out to help Iraq while removing the possible threat of Iraq to the United States. Most Iraqis opposed the U.S. occupation of Iraq and some Iraqis opposed the U.S....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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The War Of Iraq Was Becoming A Dangerous Place

- I was born in Baghdad, Iraq on October,26 1996. My dad had a small food market that it wasn’t that successful, but it brought food at the house. After the 2003 war, Iraq was a becoming a very dangerous place to be. Kidnapers and thefts are everywhere you go, these people had such an impact to the environment that we live in that the news stations stopped telling people who got kidnapped or which store got stolen. It got even more dangerous for my two brothers and I to live in Iraq when my dad got his small market stolen and the people who stole it left a message to my dad that says “get out you spy”....   [tags: Political party, Politics, Jalal Talabani, Iraq]

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The Modern History Of Iraq

- Historical Background The modern history of Iraq begins with its cession from the Ottoman Empire at the end of the first World War. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, the territory that would later become Iraq fell under British hands as a League of Nations Mandate. The Mandatory Iraq was built upon a weak foundation. Conflicting promises between the British and the French and the Arab resistance to the Ottomans led to early domestic strife. The Hussein-McMahon Correspondence between the British and Arab resistance, which garnered Arab support in the region against the Ottomans, was largely ignored in favor of the Sykes-Picot Agreement....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Gulf War]

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The War in Iraq

- 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)....   [tags: US troops, George Bush, Saddam Hussein]

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- 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....   [tags: Bush Saddam Hussein WMD]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ISIS In The Middle East Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been a major threat to everyone around the world. “ISIS” want to establish their own “state” in the Middle East and lead people on what they claim to be religious beliefs. In order to accomplish that, they capture and torture innocent civilians and force them to practice their own twisted version of Islam. If you are a Muslim, they would make sure that you follow their made up Islamic laws, not those mentioned in several religious texts and the Quran....   [tags: Iraq, Syria, Iraq War, Jordan]

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Iraqi Culture : The Country Of Iraq

- Iraqi Culture: Culture in the Country of Iraq Iraqi culture has one of the world’s most ancient history of culture to date. The country of Iraq has dealt with numerous changes throughout the years ranging from war, economy downfall, and environment changes. A lot of the issues that arose had to do with the power and decision making of the former President, Saddam Hussein. The country of Iraq is located north of the Persian Gulf and its population is equivalent to that of California’s. This paper will discuss the economy in Iraq, as well as the Iraqi culture and their military....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Iraq Body Count Project

- The Iraq Body Count project was founded in 2003 by volunteers from the United Kingdom and the United States. The volunteers felt an obligation to ensure that the innocent civilians who were killed weren’t forgotten. The IBC team consists of journalist and media support workers from around the world. The workers out in the dangerous and heavy armed streets of Iraq risk their lives daily to report the wars daily catastrophes. The article in which most of the information comes from discusses how Isis spread across Iraq and Syria, the funding of the program and most importantly for this paper the cost of the actions of Isis on civilians....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, Syria, Iraq]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- To make matters worse, the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS, are quickly gaining territory. The group is devoted to enforcing extremist Islamic State with any force necessary as they march across the Middle Eastern countries. ISIS has no tolerance for people that oppose their beliefs, resulting in the deaths of innocent men, women, and children. As the only global superpower, the United States is obligated to take action and lead the way in maintaining peace around the world....   [tags: United States, Iraq War]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq

- Muhajir” and “they believed the Iraqi army was now strong enough to defeat the weakened Mujahedeen” (Warrick 76). Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced as the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq on 18th May 2010 and following president Obama’s removal of U.S. troops from Iraq, al-Baghdadi took advantage of the resulting power struggle and “added many ex-Iraqi officers into his higher ranks to help him in his military strategies” (Warrick). In 2013, Jabhat al-Nusrah (Front for the Conquest of the Levant) based in Syria, was gaining notoriety fighting against the forces of the Syrian government in the Syrian Civil War, with the aim of establishing an Islamic state in the country and al-Baghda...   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, Al-Qaeda, Islam]

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The Vietnam War and Iraq

- During the Vietnam War, between 1955 and 1984, fifty-eight thousand Americans lost their lives, as well as over three-million Vietnamese lost theirs. The financial cost to the United States comes to over one hundred-fifty-billion dollars. The causes of the Vietnam War were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The Vietnam War revolved around America’s belief that communism was a threat to expand all over South East Asia. With this being said the Vietnam War was both a nationalist and communist movement, unsuccessful in America’s regards, comparable to the war in Iraq, a poor man’s war, led to the downfall of Lyndon B....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi founded Jama’at al-Tawhid w’al-Jihad in 1999, which is the forerunner to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Ghosh 2014). For the first few years of its existence, it was not very active, then after the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq it became active with car and suicide bombings, attacks against Shiites, and beheadings (Ghosh). In 2004, it pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and became known as al-Qaeda in Iraq, in 2006, the United States killed founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Ghosh)....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Al-Qaeda]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Al Sham

- During this decade, ISIS has become a worldwide terrorist group that cannot be controlled. Numerous attacks from ISIS have caused many countries to try to take action to stop them from gaining more power. Due to these problems, many people die from bombings, shooting, and others miscellaneous attacks. Although ISIS began with Muslims and religious beliefs, many believe the cause of ISIS was the ending of the Iraq war and the opportunity to gain power due to the weakness of the government. ISIS has had many terrorist attacks in multiple places around the world, including recently in Paris....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, United States, Islam]

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The Intelligence Of Iraq During The 21st Century

- Introduction and Purpose Statement Iraq was the largest military action in the 21st century, since the Vietnam war. The Iraq war had cost a great deal of lives, resulting in an unstable nation. Initially the invasion was due to threats of Weapons of Mass Destruction along with potential links to terrorist groups responsible for the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. After inquires and surveys, conducted post-invasion, information begins to flow on the status of the Weapons of Mass Destruction withheld by Saddam Hussein....   [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, United States]

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- The goals of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, along with the merciless actions being used to achieve said goals, are well known. (As we can see) The fight against ISIS should not solely rely on Iraq and Syria. ISIS is becoming a global threat, making it imperative that the United States join(s) forces with the East in order to assist in the defeat of ISIS. The United States’ aid can be used against ISIS in two major categories: Tactics and Financial Affairs. Addressing these two areas will heavily contribute to the triumph over ISIS....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, Syria, United States]

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The Expansion Of Isis, Islamic States Of Iraq And Syria

- The expansion of ISIS, Islamic States of Iraq and Syria, in the Middle East has reached a serious level. This group is getting stronger every day. Taking a quick glance to figure 1, the rapid spread of those militant group shows how they are insistent to occupy the whole land of Mesopotamia. Who are their enemies. To what extent they intend to attain their plans. The risk of ISIS extends to the United States’ allies in the Middle East and to the United States itself as well. A wise decision is to move quickly to take them down....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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