The War Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction

982 WordsDec 3, 20154 Pages
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(Thompson). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place. Thus clarification is needed by the American public on why the invasion on Iraq was baseless, how the mismanagement is affecting our soldiers and what the overall end result could be. Prior to the war, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom declared Iraq was suspected to possession weapons of mass destruction and this posed an imminent danger to our security and our allies. The American public was led to believe that Saddam Hussein had significant stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction and was equipped to use them. Following the terror of September 11th by al-Qaeda, the American public was apprehensive of another vicious attack, and President Bush used this fear to justify his “revenge” on Saddam Hussein. These weapons were one of the key reasons the public believed why we were going to war in Iraq; however, in six years no such weapons have been located. Furthermore, the following quote from NBC news, shows the CIA’s final
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