Causes Of The War In Iraq

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Everyone remembers the feeling we felt that morning of September 11th 2001, when we found out that our great country had been attacked. Most felt grief, anger, and some were fearful of not knowing what was going to happen next. Like United States always does, it pulled itself together uniting and helping out everyone in need. Once we were back on our feet it was time for Justice to be handed out by the hands of Americans. The highlighted causes leading up to the war in Iraq that will be discussed are, September 11th, airport security, and the worlds view terrorism. The effects that will be highlighted and discussed are, American lives lost, countries debt increased, change in Iraqi Government, new terrorist cells, and America having the biggest …show more content…
Death comes on both sides soldiers from both sides that are fighting die, but another is the civilians that are caught in the middle. During the Iraq war there were 9 organizations that conducted studies of collecting data of civilian casualties from 2003-2007 thought out the war. One being conducted by the Organization CIVIC with its headquarters being located in Washington D.C. their causality estimate was from March 21, through July 21, 2003 and totaling 2,066 deaths. The Iraq Body Count has no headquarters and operates independently conducted there estimated from, 2003- 2007 and the estimated death toll was 54,432-60.098. The Iraqi Health Ministry has a HQ in Baghdad, Iraq and estimated for just 2006 that the civilian death toll was 22,950. The United Nations Development Program HQ New York City, New York and they have a Regional HQ in Baghdad, Iraq conducted their study from March 2003-April 2004 and estimated 18,000-29,000 civilian death.( Lauterbach C. The Costs of Cooperation: Civilian Casualty Counts in Iraq, 2007 Table 1) The loss of American soldiers were substantial as well in the War against Terror. The American loss of life for the Iraq War totaled 4,800 Americans, in Afghanistan a total of 2,344 soldiers losing their lives, and 51,640 soldiers were wounded during the two operations. Making it the bloodiest war since the Vietnam War that America has been a part of.( U.S. War Death Statistics, …show more content…
The troops trained the Iraqi military, police, and the American government slowly transitioned the power of the Iraqi government over to the elected officials. It was short lived, with Al-Qaeda pretty much dissolved there was a new terrorist organization forming. With most of the American troops out of Iraq and in the fragile state of the beginning of the new government. ISIS, a new extremist organization took over cities, villages, such as Mosul and worked their way down to within 25 kilometers of Baghdad. The Iraq Army was about 750,000 men completely collapsed and about 30,000 Iraqi soldiers deserted Mosul. The governance and the security structures disintegrated the Iraqi police deserted their jobs by taking off their uniforms and trying to blend in with the crowd so they would not get killed by the newly formed terror organization. ISIS was well funded at the beginning, robbing a branch if Iraq’s Central Bank in Mosul taking $425 million dollars. They also gathered revenue from oil sale, seizing oil fields in northern Iraq and selling it to Syria and turkey on the black market. Another way they would get funding was taking people hostage letting countries or families of great wealth to pay to get that person back. If no money was sent then they killed them. ISIS was estimated originally at 10,000, after ISIS destroyed Iraq the numbers had risen to 31,500 estimated by the

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