The Iraq War And The War Essay

1174 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
To fully understand the Iraq War, one must analyze the benefits of the war, fatalities of the war, and costs of the war. Is America winning or losing the war? How many soldiers did we deploy and how many died? How much money did we spend? Who is Saddam Hussein? How has iraq suffered from the war ? How has the U.S. suffered from the war? What did we really get? These are all questions the American people want to know, but can’t seem to find the answer too. The Iraq war was the reaction to one of the worst days in American history. September 11. 2001 an Islamic extremist group called Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out multiple attacks against the united states and its citizens. The most remembered moment was when two of the four planes were flown into the World trade center 's (twin towers) located in New York. The third plane crashed and hit the Pentagon located just outside of Washington D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field located in Pennsylvania. There were over 3,000 deaths during the attacks on New York and Washington D.C. including over 400 firefighters and police officers. This moment would define the presidency of George W. Bush. This day was the start of the Iraq war. This brought the Middle East to the center of the U.S. national security strategy. The war with Iraq consisted of two phases. The first being a brief conventionally fought war taking place during the months March and April in which a combination of U.S. and British soldiers invaded…

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