U.s. Bush Address The World 's View On The Middle East And Launch World War II

2409 Words Apr 4th, 2016 10 Pages
On March 19th, 2003 from the White House oval office President George W. Bush addressed the nation. "My fellow citizens. At this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein 's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. More than 35 countries are giving crucial support from the use of naval and air bases to help with intelligence and logistics to deployment of combat units. Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense”.
The president’s speech was aired live 13 years ago and yet today we are still fighting this concerted campaign. The Invasion of Iraq set off a chain of events that would change the world’s view on the Middle East and simultaneously launch World War III. This essay will be discussing the rise and fall of Iraq from the 1980’s to the present. We will also be analyzing whether or not U.S. involvement in Iraq was legitimate. Included in this piece will be the accusations made by the U.S. government of weapons of mass destruction claims, the rise of ISIL, U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, and the role of U.S armed forces in Iraq. Looking at the facts and sources provided, I will be giving an assessment of the war in Iraq,…
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