Ending the War in Iraq Essay

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Ending the War in Iraq for our Military Troops

Point Paper Final

Bernetta Epps

Contemporary International Problems-POL300

Ending the War in Iraq for our Military Troops

Brief Background

It all begin on September 11, 2001 (now known as 9/11) when 19 Islamist terrorist hijacked four American commercial passenger jet airliners. New our City Twin Towers were the first to be hit. One plane hit one tower and half hour later; a second plane hit the other tower. Everyone on board was killed along with thousands on the towers and surrounding the area. The impact of both airplanes caused both towers to collapse. The third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C. also killing everyone on board. The fourth plane crashed into a
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The United States military has had a total of 4,244 troops to die. Even though these service men and women are well respected by their country because they fought and died in the war, still does not justify our troops still being there.

Issue 1: The U S military troops determined important information after being in the war for several years.

• Osama Bin Laden escaped from American troops and their local allies in 2001. Senate John Kerry said “Mr. Bush took his eye off the ball of Osama Bin Laden” in Afghanistan to attack Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. • In 2001, the U S forces could have killed bin Laden when he was trapped in the mountains of Tora Bora but there were not enough troops on ground to do the job which allowed Osama Bin Laden to escape. • When the U S first went to war they believed weapons of mass destruction were to be found in Afghanistan.

Bernetta Epps – POL300-Point Paper Final

Issue 2: The United Military troops fighting in Iraq has caused our country a hardship.

• The United States had spent over $695 billion dollars in the war in Iraq. • $195 million dollars per day for is spent on the war in Iraq. We should never have been there in the first place. • In 2008 President Bush announced that the United States of America was now in a recession. Unemployment is now at its highest rate since the 1960’s. Many jobs are lost. Large corporations such at banks, department stores, automobile

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