Essay on The War On Terror Of Iraq

1714 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
The occupation of Iraq began March 20, 2003 to May 1, 2003 but even though the invasion barely lasted over a month the United States spent over $53 billion in 2003 and upwards of $800 billion in 2012 through reconstruction. With such a massive budget it would have been advised that the objectives and operation of its entirety be successful; however, this has not been the case. Even though Iraq was believed to have weapons of mass destruction following the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001, the invasion of Iraq was not and has never been justified because the United States failed on all ends of the occupation in 2003, including the failure to create a democracy in Iraq and the country’s apparent possession of biological and chemical weapons was never established.
The War on Terror all began after the attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City on September 11, 2001. Aside from the attacks in New York City was the attack on the Pentagon and another plane, Flight 93, that went down near Shanksville, Pennsylvania which was allegedly aimed to target the White House. Overall, 2,977 people were killed in the attacks, 2,606 were killed in the World Trade Centers, 125 killed in the Pentagon, and more deaths tied to United Airlines Flight 93 as well as the other Flights involved in the attacks (FAQ about 9/11, 1). Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were believed by intelligence to be the masterminds behind the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001…

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