Essay On Weapons Of Mass Destruction

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March 20, 2003, the day everything changed. The day American troops stepped foot onto a foreign desert land that the United States now recognizes as Iraq. People have their opinions if the United States made the correct decision in their involvement in the war. Although the United States did gain much Intel, helped locals and executed Saddam Hussein, there are many that wonder if it was in the best interest to invade Iraq considering the numerous consequences. There are both positive and negative consequences that have resulted from the United States going to war with Iraq. Some believe the United States should not have gone to war because most of the alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction that were rumored to exist were lies and …show more content…
Never to be forgotten the United Sates had just suffered its most tragic event in history since Pearl Harbor. Americans were shaken, scared and outraged. This tragedy led to an increase of patriotism and Americans enlisting to do their part. Once America heard rumors of Weapons of Mass Destruction the United States wasted no time in taking action. America did not want to risk the possibility of another horrific event occurring on home soil. Then president, George W. Bush attempted to reconcile with the dictator of Iraq. This was the beginning of rumors about the Weapons of Mass Destruction. The thought process was if Weapons of Mass Destruction were not present, then why would a dictator not want to meet to try and resolve any issues with one of the biggest military forces in the world? Therefore in March 20, 2003, George W. Bush launched the beginning of the Iraq war. “There were other viable policy options available to the United States to meet the challenges posed by Saddam Hussein”(Council on Foreign Relations). Since the beginning of the war with Iraq it has cost the United States a tremendous amounts of money. This resulted in America going further and further into debt. Which in return brought the United State’s economy down. “In 2008, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard University’s Linda Blimes put the cost of the Iraq War at roughly $3 trillion, or about 60 times what the Bush administration first said the invasion would cost”(Global Exchange). This enraged Americans because they had to pay more taxes to keep the government going and to help fund the war. The war not only affected the United States, but Iraq as well. Iraq’s government was already in shambles due the reign of the well-known dictator Saddam Hussein.”Thirteen years of bombings and

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