Consequences of the Iraq War Essay

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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.

First, the war on Iraq has cost the lives of almost two thousand of "Coalition of the willing" soldiers in addition to
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Also, it will definitely drain the economy of every member of the Coalition, and the US' most of all. It is known, that the largest oilfields are located on the Iraq territory, and as a result of the invasion, the oil supply from Iraq to the global market was shot, which raised oil prices making it not beneficial for the world's economy as well.

Third, due to the constant growth of opposition and terrorist attack, the American Democracy itself most likely will go through serious changes. Our freedom will be limited as our government continues to ensure the nation's security. Additionally, it is obvious that terror of Islamic extremists, which is really a major threat not only to our country, but to the entire world, will rise sharply, causing more deaths and distraction. It is just impossible to fight terrorism the way we do it.

Liberal nations will continue to abjure such attacks; aggressive and inhumane regimes have never observed such self-imposed moral limitations and never will. (Clark, 34)

Last, but not least, this war also caused a reputational consequence for the US around the world, which will make our relationships with other countries more complicated and problematic. As they didn't support this war, its outcome only proved that starting it wasn't the right thing to do and its mission has failed:

If America comes to be viewed by its key democratic

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