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The Iraq War Of Iraq

- ... Another major issue in Iraq was the sectarian policies because the Iraqi society experienced 20 years of dysfunctional government and Saddam’s Sunni dominated Ba’ath party brutally controlled Shias and Kurds. Bremer removed Saddam’s agents from the government, that were loyal to Saddam because Bremer wanted to make room for Shiites and Kurds. He hoped that all groups would work together in some sort of collegial way (Krik et al. 2014). Bremer was order to form a government from the Iraqi people and hand over the sovereignty to Iraq....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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A Step Into Iraq : The Country Of Iraq

- A Step into Iraq The country of Iraq is located between six countries in the Middle East. It is north of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and south of Turkey. Because of its geographical location, it has been through many conflicts throughout its history that date back to biblical times, formerly known as Mesopotamia. Other countries along its borders to the east and west are Syria, Jordan and Iran. One of the main terrain features of Iraq consists of extensive plains that cover the Central and southeastern parts of the country as well as an enormous dessert that covers the west and southeast region spreading across to the west of Kuwait....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, Iran–Iraq War, Iran]

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The War Of The Iraq War

- ... During the time before the invasion Iraq was controlled by the Sunni Ba’ath partied headed by Saddam Hussein. This party was not perfect but allowed for much greater freedoms and stability then the Iraq of today. This was a much less turbulent time of the Iraq war. The Ba 'ath party, being the government at the time seemed to be an easy target as they were more direct in their conflicts and were clearly distinguishable from the later rogue organizations. Mario Loyola in “Two Iraq Choices” says, “The Occupation was roiled by the unforeseen sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni extremists that filled the vacuum after Hussein left.” Loyola paints a picture of exactly what happened whe...   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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The Invasion of Iraq was Illegal

- “If Hussein's brutal dictatorship warranted war, then we might also need to invade Zaire, Zimbabwe, Syria, Libya, China, and a host of other countries” (Babka) . This is a common argument that has been brought up by others who believe the invasion of Iraq was illegal. However, the failed diplomatic policies of the United States are what led to the failed invasion of Iraq. George W. Bush sent an invasion to Iraq with only Congress approving his “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002”....   [tags: Iraq, Hussein]

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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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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... What that means is that when ISIS comes to you, then you could fight back. That enabled every state in Iraq to form small units and fight back. This made it more difficult for Isis to fight back and it took longer to conquer lands. The Iraqi Army rebuilt itself and gained a 3rd of the land in a couple of months. ISIS knew that they are losing stand so they took action and affected many things in Iraq like the oil they were stealing. They would sell them on the black market and make a lot of profit since they were getting it for free....   [tags: Iraq, Syria, Iraq War, Jordan]

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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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U.s. Occupation Of Iraq

- ... Bush administration did not commit the amount of forces that would have been necessary to create order in Iraq after the military phase of the war. (Diamond 34) Military experts warned the Bush administration that around 300, 000 troops would be necessary to create order in Iraq after the war, but the number of troops never reached anywhere near the necessary amount. (Diamond 34-35) Another major mistake that was made during the preparations for the U.S. occupation of Iraq was that a group of Pentagon officials made the assumption that the Iraqis would welcome the U.S....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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Iraqi Culture : The Country Of Iraq

- ... (“Country Profile: Iraq,” August 2006). The culture in Iraq is something the local nationals take very seriously and pride on. Their religion, women, kids, and beliefs play a big role in the culture. Islam is the religion which claims a vast majority of the Iraqi population, the majority of the Iraqi’s identify with the Arab culture. The second-largest cultural group is the Kurds, who are in the highlands and mountain valleys of the north in a politically autonomous settlement. The Kurds occupy the provinces of As Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk and Irbil, the area of which is commonly referred to as Kurdistan....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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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 United States ' Invasion Of Iraq

- On March 20, 2003 the United States entered into a conflict on two fronts. While the United States military was moving into Iraq, the American economy was taking the first assault of a long and expensive fight. Victory was declared several years ago, and many are content to leave the story at that point. Advocates of the war have hailed its expediency and relatively minimal cost to the United States and its allies. The facts support a different conclusion. The truth lies in the economical devastation that the war in Iraq has left in its wake....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... In addition, the people occupying the civil administration of the territory ISIS owns are qualified to do the job, because they were bureaucrats of the Hussein government, also ISIS has skilled people in governing of its many provinces. Based on the Alexander Hamilton talk earlier this semester it is likely a cause for the number of Iraqi officials in ISIS right now is because in 2003 after the United States invaded Iraq, L. Paul Bremer the new leader disbanded the Iraqi Army and initiated De- Ba 'athification for many civil servants....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Al-Qaeda]

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How Does Employment Affect The Citizens Of Iraq After The Iraq War?

- How did employment affect the citizens of Iraq after the Iraq war. This question triggers my thinking about how life has drastically changed in multiple areas around the world as a consequence of the lack of jobs in countries. Civilians suffer the effect of the relentless violence and the extremely poor security conditions that are disrupting the lives and livelihoods of millions in Iraq. Thousands of people are killed and many more injured. The madness from shootings, bombings, abductions, murders, military operations and other forms of violence are forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and seek safety elsewhere in Iraq or in neighboring countries....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Iran Iraq War Of Iran

- Countries engage in war for reasons that may often seem to have simple solutions. At first glance, reasons for war can seem petty or pompous. In fact however, the steps to war often are complex and deep, shrouded in history, cultural clashes and religious disputes. The Iran-Iraq war of the 1980’s for instance locked the two nations in conflict for nearly eight years, costing nearly half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, and an equivalent number of civilians their lives, with no real resolution to the dispute....   [tags: Iran, Iraq, Iran–Iraq War, Saddam Hussein]

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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 Consequences Of Shock During Iraq

- The Consequences of Shock in Iraq When a human being goes into an advanced state of shock, the body will shut down and it will be unable to acknowledge external surroundings. Similarly, when a country experiences shock, it is not likely that its citizens will be able to fight back. The idea of taking advantage of this disorganized state in order to induce economic reform is described as “shock therapy” and was widely used by the United States since the 1970’s. University of Chicago professor and economist Milton Friedman developed the economic reform strategies used, which came to be known as Chicago School tactics, in developing countries....   [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, 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 Islamic State Of Iraq

- Gatsby Smith Los Alamitos High School Committee: Ministry of Transportation (Iraq Crisis) Topic: ISIS Background: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is an extremist rebel group that has infiltrated Iraq and has taken over an immense amount of territory. The group (ISIS) has received accusations of abusing human rights and has been recognized as a terrorist organization by the United Nations. Many Islamic communities around the world have announced that ISIS does not represent Islamic beliefs....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, Iraqi Army, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Invasion of Iraq was Illegal

- “If Hussein's brutal dictatorship warranted war, then we might also need to invade Zaire, Zimbabwe, Syria, Libya, China, and a host of other countries” (Babka) . This is a common argument that has been brought up by others who believe the invasion of Iraq was illegal. However, the failed diplomatic policies of the United States are what led to the failed invasion of Iraq. George W. Bush sent an invasion to Iraq with only Congress approving his “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002”....   [tags: American Government, Iraq]

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Iraqi Political Issues Of Iraq

- ... The Shiite Parties fight ISIS by three forces, and Sunni parties want to fight ISIS by only one force. Therefore, there are three significant forces to fight ISIS. The Iraqi Parliament and government are consist of around 65% Shiite, 31% Sunni, and 4% all others are religions and communities. Also, the three forces are consisted in difference percentages. To illustrate, the regular army contains more than 80% Shiite and less than 20% Sunni. Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) has 100% Shiite, and the National Guard of the tribes has 100% Sunni....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, Saudi Arabia, Kurdish people]

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The Declaration Of The Iraq War

- ... Rather, we were imbued with the patriotic narrative that this was a righteous crusade to bring to justice those determined to “destroy our way of life”. The good name of America was tainted by the Bush administration and its readiness to exploit the support of its citizens and kill hundreds of thousands of people to further their own agenda. Our patriotism was well constructed through meticulously crafted slogans and images that radiated from our television sets, urging us to “guard the American borders”, slogans abounded, evoking patriotic sentiments on cue....   [tags: Iraq War, 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 On Terror

- ... This is misleading because axis implies an alignment of some sort. Iran and Iraq bitterly fought for eight years in the 80s. North Korea is one of the most isolationist states in the world and has shown no signs of collaborating with either Iran or Iraq. Bush believes America’s 21st century “war on terrorism” is reminiscent of the latter half of the 20th century’s Cold War. In order to destroy terrorism, the president must have extensive use of presidential power around the world. To justify the war with Iraq, Bush claimed not only the strong possibility of the possession of weapons, but also several violations of United Nations resolutions....   [tags: Iraq War, George W. Bush, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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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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Sadam Hussein's Rule and Downfall of Iraq

- Saddam Hussein secured his position of authority by creating alliances with powerful allies for his own personal interest. The Iran-Iraq War began in 1980 when Iraqi forces invaded Iran (Britannica). During the war, Saddam Hussein created an alliance with the U.S. (History “Iran-Iraq”). Hussein thought Iran was an area of turmoil and could be easily conquered, but he was incorrect (BBC News). In 1982, Iranian forces retaliated in attempt to reclaim their region (History “Iran-Iraq”). As a result of Hussein’s greed for land and power, he risked many lives and because of Hussein’s cruel actions, the U.S....   [tags: war, middle east, iraq]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... Although this may be true in some cases, eventually, action must take place. War isn’t always the answer, but it can bring desired results. War brings “undetermined consequences” (ReifowitzFollow); that shouldn’t keep the US from putting up a fight. As long as the war is caused for a reason, there should be no worries. Another major con is the fact that there’s no sure way of tracking the arms the US sends to its allies, also the destructive force has limited ability to create future stability (Leech)....   [tags: United States Army, United States, Iraq War]

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Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... ISIS was once an Al Qaeda Affiliate, ISIS and al-Baghdadi had a public fall out in 2013 with Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was Osama Bin laden’s replacement and leader or al Qaeda. They had the fall out because al Qaeda declared the acts of ISIS to extreme. ISIS has seen success in Iraq because security forces lack the motivation to put of a good fight against ISIS. Western officials have rough estimates on ISIS’s total fighting force, but in 2014 they believed to be up to 30,000 fighters, A huge portion of foreign fighters who left there own country to leave and become apart of the terror group....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Iraq, George W. Bush]

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

- ... (Iraq, 2006). The culture in Iraq is something the local nationals take very seriously and pride on. Their religion, women, kids, and beliefs play a big role in the culture. Islam is the religion that claims a vast majority of the Iraqi population, the majority of the Iraqi’s identify with the Arab culture. The second-largest cultural group is the Kurds, who are in the highlands and mountain valleys of the north in a politically autonomous settlement. The Kurds occupy the provinces of As Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk and Irbil, the area of which is referred to as Kurdistan....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War]

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The Country of Iraq

- The Country of Iraq      The country of Iraq has weathered many hardships over the past few decades. An eight-year war over territory with Iran began in 1980. Soon after, in 1990, Iraq invaded the country of Kuwait, which led to the Gulf War. Then, after twelve years of not complying with the UN Security Council over weapons of mass destruction, Iraq was invaded by the United States in March of 2003.      A consequence of Iraq's rocky past is an unstable government. Several countries, including the U.S....   [tags: Research Iraq Essays Papers]

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The Expansion Of Isis, Islamic States Of Iraq And Syria

- ... is responsible of it. Those soldiers had the military experience. They were in many battles. The U.S. should have changed their principles and let them run the military institutions in Iraq with a new vision. In the article, Why Iraq’s American-Trained Army Failed, Astore stated, “ to disband the battle-hardened Iraqi military. The Bush administration considered it far too tainted by Saddam Hussein and his Baathist Party to be a trustworthy force” (The American Conservative). This action was one of the foundations of ISIS group....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, 2003 invasion of 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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Genocide In Iraq Needs Immediate U.S. Attention

- Genocide is the organized and widespread termination, or attempted execution of an entire national, racial, religious, or ethnic group (www.freedictionary.com). Over 1 million Iraqi’s have been killed in genocide. Genocide in Iraq started in the year 1991, even though many people thought it started in 2003. It is important to think about this problem, because people need to know about the history, and about the struggles people have to endure to keep our country together. It is also important because people need to know what is happening in the world, as of today....   [tags: war in iraq, genocide]

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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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Impact Of Cold War On Iran Iraq War

- 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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Islamic State Of Iraq And Al Sham

- Al Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have become the two major terrorist organizations of the 21st century, not only among Islamic groups, but compared to all terrorist groups without distinction. Indeed, the two organizations are responsible of the most impressive attacks worldwide, the first one being Al Qaeda’s attacks on 9/11/2001, the deadliest and most spectacular so far. Although Islamic terrorism is only a part of what composes global terrorism, it has become the biggest threat to national and international security in the public mind....   [tags: Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, Islam, Al-Qaeda in Iraq]

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Economic Factors During The War Between Iraq And The United States

- ... A couple of months before the intrusion of Iraq, Nordhaus gave ex bet evaluations of the undiscounted total of direct military and macroeconomic expenses, which went between $99 billion and $1.9 trillion relying upon the nature of the war result (qtd. in Bove and Elia, Nordhaus 326). Bilmes shows that the US engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq have brought about the most costly wars in US history, totaling some place in the middle of $4 and $6 trillion (qtd. in Bove and Elia, Bilmes 326). A substantial bit of expenses is inferable from budgetary expenses, specifically military consumption, and social monetary expenses, borne by individual veterans, as an outcome of physical and mental en...   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States]

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Sanctions Against Iraq: Is There an End?

- Sanctions Against Iraq: Is There an End. It started on August 2nd, 1990. Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq, made the worst mistake against his country and his people. After some disagreements over oil contracts, he gave the order for his regime’s army to invade his little, tiny southern neighbor, Kuwait. The invasion didn’t take more than 24 hours, but it opened the gate for long lasting suffering for the innocent civilian Iraqi people. After the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, the U.N. (United Nations) immediately demanded that Saddam Hussein give the order for his troops to retreat from Kuwait, and assigned economic sanctions against Iraq until the U.N....   [tags: Government Politics Iraq Essays]

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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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Imagining the Future in Iraq

- Imagining the Future in Iraq The future of Iraq remains unclear. There are those who have tried to categorize the current conflict as the next Vietnam. Others have dubbed it the next Afghanistan, and others still see a future for Iraq unlike any seen in history. In the midst of all this speculation, one thing is certain: eventually, the US military must withdraw from occupied Iraq. As a matter of history, occupation does not last unless there is a concomitant colonization and/or a significant population influx....   [tags: Politics Political Iraq Essays]

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Comparing Neo Conservative Thought And The Invasion Of Iraq

- ... Irving Kristol, for example, argued that it was the development of Anti-Vietnam War movements that pushed the rise in Neo-conservatism during the 1960s and 1970s due to the belief that these movements indicated a decrease in American values (The Book Archive 2014). The contradiction makes it likely that any implementation of Neo-conservative policy will lead to uncertain results. This is evident in the case of Neo-conservatives proposing that the Iraq war would be a relatively quick and easy endeavor (Schmidt & Williams 2008); that aspects of the theory that the Bush administration attempted to implement in reality did not progress or develop in the way proposed by Neo-conservatives....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, George W. Bush]

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The United States And The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... Then once again ISIS repeats its action but this time with a British aid worker (McClam). Then finally after months of being pushed around America and five other Arab countries bombed ISIS (McClam). After so much time it was just a matter until everyone knows about the problem so something has to be done or there will be turmoil within the country. A great way to deal with foreign affair problems. First of this problem should’ve just been stopped immediately when ISIS swiftly took over about half of Iraq, which millions of dollars had been spent in reforming the state of the country....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, World War II]

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The End of Iraq by Peter Galbraith

- The End of Iraq by Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith, the former first ambassador to Croatia book writes, The End of Iraq, a book about the United State’s invasion of Iraq and what to do about the situation now. Galbraith writes, “My purpose is to argue a course of action by which the United States can extricate itself from the mess in Iraq …this strategy should be based on U.S. interests and reflect the reality that Iraq has broken up in all but name.” Galbraith disagrees with American policies towards Iraq....   [tags: Book Review Iraq Peter Galbraith]

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The Conflict and Struggles in Iraq

- The Conflict and Struggles in Iraq Throughout history, the United States has attempted to overthrow corrupt government in other areas of the world and instating democracies such as ours. What the United States fails to realize is that reforms in a country’s political structure do not occur overnight, but rather to enforce these new changes, money and time is required. Sometimes the money and time seem to be more than we as a country bargain for, but I am a firm believer that you finish what you start....   [tags: Iraq Iraqi Politics Political Papers]

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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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Technology and Climate in Iraq

- Technology and Climate in Iraq Since civilization was born in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago, technology has been a driving factor in the growth and progress of the peoples of this region. Many of the new and changing technologies have been closely connected to the weather and climate of this unique part of the world. In my opinion, the three most important technological developments for Mesopotamia and Iraq over time have been irrigation, shelter and architecture, and the use of oil....   [tags: Iraq Environment Technological Essays Papers]

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Tell Me How Civilization Developed Throughout Iraq Between 4000 And 500bc

- Phyllis LF Gillis Hist 104 – World Civilization to 1500 Dr. David C. Lewis September 30, 2014 Assignment One Near East 1) Tell me how civilization developed in Iraq between 4000 and 500bc. The first civilizations set up a pattern of creating “cities” near regular sources of water such as rivers and large streams. The regular source of water is necessary to farming and keeping of livestock. The first populated area was around Sumer. Sumerians feared their gods. The Marsh Arabs lived in almost the same way as rural Arabs live now....   [tags: Sumer, Mesopotamia, Iraq, Ancient Egypt]

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Unjust Iraq War

- The Iraq war has been a very sensitive and divisive issue in today's society. Although we can not ignore the cloud around this administration when it comes to potential incentives that going to war presented, (such as oil for profits and retaliation to Saddam Hussein for the Gulf War and treatment of President Bush Sr.), I will look beyond these potential motives to explain why the U.S. involvement in the Iraq War was unjust simply because it doesn't fall into any of the four functions of force authored by Robert J....   [tags: US History Iraq War]

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The United States Should Leave Iraq

- The United States Should Leave Iraq The United States is in a tough situation. This country has gone to war without the UN's approval, and now has more casualties than when the war 'officially' ended. Now, the war could cost taxpayers $87 billion dollars, and more if the war drags on. The situation is at the critical point. If the Bush Administration does not leave Iraq, we will lose thousands of troops, spend billions sending more troops to Iraq, and we will lose the faith of the international community....   [tags: Iraq War Terrorism Violence Essays]

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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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The Inflence of Rivers and Climate on Baghdad, Iraq

- The Inflence of Rivers and Climate on Baghdad, Iraq The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, along with their reaction to the climate, have both helped and hurt Baghdad, Iraq. The rivers provided pathways to other civilizations, allowing Baghdad to grow into the transportation and cultural center of Iraq. Its fertile soil, deposited by flooding, provided the area with the ability to become the birthplace of civilization through tremendous agricultural production. Although the flooding of the rivers greatly enhanced the area, it has also had disastrous effects, severely damaging food production and the culture of its people....   [tags: Environment Climate Iraq Essays Papers]

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The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait

- The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait Prior to the August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait on the part of Iraq, the United States had questionable relations with Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, to say the least. In retrospect, which is inherently advantageous as a 20/20 perspective, questions remain unanswered as to whether or not the United States was too appeasing to Saddam Hussein in the years, months, and days leading up to that early August morning. There remains to this day lingering questions as to the role that the US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, played in conveying the Administration's message to the Iraqi leader....   [tags: War Military George Bush Iraq Essays]

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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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Nuclear Tension Within North Korea and Iraq

- Nuclear Tension Within North Korea and Iraq Introduction: In recent years the issue of nuclear armament has become a growing concern in world politics. The United States has taken on the self appointed role of world bully on this issue. Believing it self the sole country with the ability to keep nuclear weapons, while belligerently are striking out against other countries that pursue nuclear weapons, or are believed to have them in their possession. Using the events of 9-11 as its cause, the United States has launched a “War on Terrorism” in which it has bombed Afghanistan in hopes of “destroying” and “finding” the terrorists that attacked the United States....   [tags: Korea Iraq Weapons Essays]

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We Must Support Our Troops in Iraq

- We Must Support Our Troops in Iraq Most Americans haven't really changed all that much over the past three years. Going to class, work or keeping up with our own personal lives is what mostly preoccupies our daily existence. The majority of us simply don't have time to contemplate the actions currently being taken on the other side of the world. That's not to say that we haven't been inundated with news, pictures and videos of the bloodshed in Iraq. We know what goes on, but as most of us aren't directly involved in the war, our reactions to the news of the violence have, over time, become indifferent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive War 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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Sewage Systems, Oil Spills, and Oil Fires in Iraq

- Baghdad, Iraq is located on the continent of Asia at a latitude of thirty-three degrees north and longitude of forty-four degrees east near the doldrums. The air in Iraq is typically warm and dry because it is located where air diverges between the Hadley and Ferrel cells. The climate in Iraq consists of hot and long summers that last from May to October. During the summer, temperatures regularly exceed one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit. There is no rainfall and the humidity is low. The temperature begins to cool down in October....   [tags: Iraq Baghdad Climate Environment Essays Papers]

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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 History of Iraq

- Iraq’s history is one of both prosperity and violence, and dates back to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. While dominated by a variety of civilizations, the region enjoyed a relatively stable society. Since the birth of Islam, the religion has been the dominant cultural belief of the region, and has made its way into the laws and ruling of the region. (InDepth Info, 2010) At the end of World War I, the British Empire took control of the land, and imposed a monarchy on the region. However, in 1932 the British mandate came to an end, and the Iraqi people came in control of their newly independent country....   [tags: America's War on Terror]

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The Republic of Iraq

- The culture of Iraq, like no other country, has a rich amount of heritage that has evidence to over 5,000 years ago. Iraq has one of the oldest cultural histories that its legacy has influence other countries ethics, religion, and way of life. In early history, the land between the two rivers in midland Iraq was common to all people as “The Fertile Crescent”; in which has seen the rise and fall of many settlements and empires. The land of Iraq is as large as the state of California, covering an approximate 169,235 square miles....   [tags: Culture, Ethnic, Middle East]

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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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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 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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The Iraq War

- The war in Iraq brought about many divisions within the United States and within the world itself. It took in place in the very volatile Middle East between many political factions from around the globe. The Iraq war was a war that lasted from March 20, 2003- December 15, 2011. The Iraq war occurred because the U.S. thought that Saddam Hussein was connected to al-Qaeda, the group responsible for the 9/11 attack. The U.S. also believed they were hiding WMDs or weapons of mass destruction. All of the war occurred in Iraq because the main goal of the war was to capture Saddam Hussein and inspect Iraq for WMDs....   [tags: United States, Middle East, War]

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Nursing in Iraq

-  The research background: Despite there being nursing education offered at all levels in Iraq, the Iraq Ministry of Health (Iraq Ministry of Health) commented that there are many factors that have affected the situation of nursing and midwifery. These include the isolation, neglect, and conflict that have been the fate of Iraq for the past thirteen years. As a result, the nurses and midwives suffer from poor professional image and a low status. Little value is placed on nurses and midwives and their contributions to health care(World Health Organisation 2008)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Women in Iraq

- Iraq is one of many countries to have a much undeveloped economic status. This country is ruled by men who are very possessive over women. Ladies in Iraq are not allowed to make decisions of their own. Iraq’s government does not allow women to participate in government or in any law making. Because of this lack of participation; women do not know their rights. Here, women get extremely mistreated. The men in Iraq think of a female as lesser than a male and less capable. These women suffer through lots of mistreatment, physically and mentally by society, family, and abusive men....   [tags: rights, respect, government, culture, equality]

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War In Iraq

- Through an extensive study of the events leading up to the war in Iraq, it will be evident that the war could have stemmed for many of reasons. The overall reason, though, is that Iraq has been a continuous threat to the United States, the nation as a whole, and their very country. Looking through the lenses of the Iraqis, Postcolonial theory, will display what this war has done for them, and how many of them depend on the U.S. now until their government is stable enough to make their own civilians feel safe again....   [tags: postcolonial theory, liberalism, Hussein]

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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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The Iraq War

- In his 1988 Republican National Convention acceptance speech former U.S. President George H.W. Bush proclaimed that, “Weakness and ambivalence lead to war.”. For better or worse a state's ability to influence world politics is primarily based on much power they have. In purely academic terms, power is the ability of Actor A to get Actor B to do something that B would otherwise not do; the ability to get the other side to make concessions and to avoid having to make concessions oneself (Frieden P....   [tags: U.S. Politics]

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The Iraq War

- The Iraq War began in 2003 and lasted until 2011, and stands to be among the most controversial conflicts of modern times. It was a war that proceeded without the approval of the United Nations (UN) and was said to be a failure on all counts, for despite managing to end Saddam Hussein’s regime did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Iraq, and instead led Iraq to becoming a failed state and being on the brink of a civil war. According to then Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Iraq War was “not in conformity with the United Nations charter (and) from (their) point of view, from the charter point of view, it was illegal” (BBC News, 2004)....   [tags: modern times, united nations, oil]

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The Iraq War

- What triggered the Iraq War that we are currently still having. During this time in history we were still in the cold war as well Cold War (1945–1991), a lot of events has happened during this time period. I am going to start with the Iran-Iraq war which started in 1980 and ended in 1988. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran, launching a simultaneous invasion by air and land into Iranian territory on 22 September 1980 following a long history of border disputes, and fears of Shia insurgency among Iraq's long-suppressed Shia majority influenced by the Iranian Revolution....   [tags: Military History]

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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait vs US Iraq War

- Iraq Invasion of Kuwait vs U.S Iraq War Iraq and Kuwait have a long history; Kuwait played a huge part in the Iran-Iraq war, mostly financially. Open warfare began on September 22, 1980; Iraq claimed Iran shelled a number of border posts on September 4, 1980. Kuwait funded Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war, which caused tension between the two nations when Iraq couldn’t pay the $14 billion dollars back to Kuwait when it was time to settle their debt. The Iraqi government asked Kuwait to forgive the debt, as they could not afford to pay, Kuwait refused to forgive the debt, which increased tensions between the two nations....   [tags: warfare, international community, democracy]

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War in Iraq

- For the past eight or nine years, the United States has continually sent troops overseas to the Middle East, but why. The government has said that it is to fight terrorism or to bring democracy to the Middle Eastern nations. There happens to be a barrier that stands in the way of both those goals and that would be Islamic Fundamentalism. Islamic Fundamentalism is the term used to describe the religious ideologies of advocating a return to the “fundamentals” of Islam. Through this return to the Islamic fundamentals, the rights of women have been violated while acts of terrorism and suicides increase....   [tags: International Politics ]

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The Road to Democracy in Iraq

- The Road to Democracy in Iraq The road to democracy in Iraq is a long, hard-fought journey. To understand why and how this journey is so difficult, we must look at Iraq from the beginning. We must look at the beliefs and background of Iraq to understand the country’s mindset as well as what they are doing to change how they are seen throughout the world. Iraq has been a country fraught with turmoil from within. From quarrels between feuding religious groups to dictators with an agenda of power, Iraq’s journey toward democracy has not been easy....   [tags: International Government ]

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The War Between Iraq and Iran

- The war between Iraq and Iran initiated in 1980 and it lasted eight years (3). The invasion of Kuwait started on the second of August 1990. There are reasons and consequences for this invasion that I am going to talk about in this essay In 1980 Kuwait, feared the dominance of Persian in the Gulf area had no option but to support Iraq financially and act as a life tube to the Iraqi military (3).Kuwait sent medical supplies to the wounded Iraqi soldiers and food during these eight years (3). At the end of the Persian-Iraq war, Iraq managed to keep its country and pride safe, but suffered greatly both financially and humanly (2)....   [tags: kuwait, iraqui military, persian ]

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Geography and History in the Iraq War

- Geography Shapes the Course of Iraq War The course of the Iraq War has been shaped immensely by the geography of the region for nearly 40 years. The movement of Iraq forces throughout the region, for better or worse, has had many effects on the way in which the way has gone. For instance, these forces often threatened certain resources needed by many countries and regions. The result of this was often war or conflict, concluding in a devastating amount of casualties. This also left Iraq with debt as well as very low resources such as food and water....   [tags: Geography]

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The Legality of the US Invasion of Iraq

- In early 2003, the threat of Saddam Hussein and the possibility of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq captured the attention and concern of the world. One nation decided to illegally act on these unsubstantiated claims, invading the country, violating the UN Charter and breaking several international laws in the process. The penalizations that were subject to the invading country, the United States, were never carried out. The United State’s role and influence over the UN and the Security Council, along with the nature of the unenforceable, politics and power-based international laws, allowed them to escape sanctions after their invasion of Iraq....   [tags: world politics, war, Hussein]

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Justification of the War in Iraq

- Justification of the War in Iraq Despite contrary belief, the Iraq War can certainly be justified. This war began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by U.S troops under the command of former president, George W. Bush. This invasion can be vindicated for several reasons. The greatest is that Iraq was a severe menace to its own people due to a corrupt and distorted government, spearheaded by the dictator, Saddam Hussein. Furthermore, Iraq was a substantial threat to other nations in the world, including the United States of America because of its previous possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties with terrorist groups....   [tags: Foreign Policy]

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War in Iraq: An Unnecessary War

- America Troops Are Fighting an Unnecessary War In excess of 600 billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq since it began in 2003, plus over four thousand U.S. troops have died because of this war, and despite a struggling economy the US government is keeping our troops in Iraq with no end in sight. The war in Iraq is a current military operation that began, without a declaration of war, on March 20, 2003 and is still taking place today in 2009(Rogalski). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place....   [tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist]

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Iraq: the War of Counter Justification

- Iraq: the War of Counter Justification US History II A war incited by, and founded on fear. Fear provoked not by a direct threat issued by Iraq, but by the potential danger of it. One of the major sparks of this fear being the 9/11 attacks, which the US government used to initially rally support for an invasion—later found to have no connection with Iraq or its president, Saddam Hussein. Although domestic support was initially high from claims made by the United States government, Operation Iraqi Freedom was unjustified for it violated the six strict criteria for the justification for war: Jus Ad Bellum....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, American History, International]

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A Brief History of Iraq

- Iraq The land of modern-day Iraq (Republic of Iraq), was once the land of Mesopotamia (located north of the tropics). This land gave birth to many early civilizations such as the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. This land was controlled by Greece and Persia ever since the sixth century BC and prior to the seventh century AD. Afterward, the land (now named Baghdad) was controlled by the the Muslim Empire which eventually declined. Mongol invaders then conquered Baghdad in the mid thirteenth century....   [tags: gulf war, sumerians, babylonians and assyrians]

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