On September 11, 2001, America was attacked by the terrorist group Al Qaeda, this ultimately led to the Iraq War. This attack was perpetrated under the command of Osama Bin Laden, who was stationed in Afghanistan at the time.
Based on very limited and highly scrutinized evidence of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) Iraq was invaded. This was the major reason that we entered into combat in Iraq in 2003, Jason Zengerle in his “Burden of Proof” has a quote that shows that the government acknowledges this, “White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said, “We have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction.”(Zengerle) This fact also reflects poorly on the entire operation as the exact reason they said we invaded Iraq, turned out to be wrong. David Fisher and Nigel Biggar in their piece “Was Iraq an unjust war? A debate on the Iraq war and reflections on Libya” say,
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...le in Iraq have die in that 8 year people, that means that more people have died from violence caused by the war there, violence that did not previously exist until the United States showed up.
It is important that we look at the Iraq war critically. However, it is also more important that we determine that the war in Iraq was an unjust war, and a war that we should not have fought. It bears a striking resemblance to the war in Vietnam, and the fact that we were so easily led into another conflict where no true resolution can be found says a lot about the American people. But it does not say much good about us. The war in Iraq only fuels the fires of terrorist organizations against the U.S. They do not do what they do simple because, “they hate us,” they have very real grudges, and in the end they, like us, solve their problems with violence instead of diplomacy.
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