The Decision To Go To War With Iraq

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The decision to go to war with Iraq
1. Which decision making shortcuts or biases can you observe in this case? Explain your answer.
More than thirteen years ago, United States-led coalition boomed and invaded Iraq and overthrow the regime of President Saddam Hussein. This essay will analyze the decision to go to war with Iraq of Bush Administration indicates the selective perception shortcut in making judgment and some biases namely confirmation bias, overconfidence bias and hindsight bias.
First of all, Bush Administration appear to have engaged in selective perception shortcut in making judgment as they prepared for war against Iraq replying on intelligence reports that claimed Saddam Hussein had WMD and posed an imminent danger to the United States. Of course the United States had been unable to find evidence for this even before the war. Although the resolution did not receive approval because of lacking evidences and was the world opposition, US President George W. Bush and his Administration launched the invasion of Iraq War based on his allegations. Obviously, the
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After years, the US must withdrawal troops from Iraq, but leaving behind is a shattered and exhausted country with no longer a war land but peace has not seen. The overthrow of Saddam Hussein was not only destroyed the regime, but also destroyed the internal security and order. It has been promoted the rise of the forces of al-Qaeda terrorists and the sparking an outbreak of conflict ethnic conflicts, sectarian. The Bush Administration rested its public case for war against Iraq on two putative threats – Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq’s ties to al-Qaeda. In hindsight, the Bush Administration should have planned much better such as strategy of exiting, released convincing evidences about Iraq’s possession of WMDs, whether Iraq was connected to the 9/11 terrorist attacks or maybe, ultimately stayed out of the
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