Was It A Necessary War? Essay
It was March 19th, 2003 at 9:34 p.m. when the invasion began. With America leading England, Australia, Poland and Denmark, they began their Shock and Awe phase. Airstrikes were called in, using tomahawk cruise missiles, onto the outskirts of Baghdad. This was the continuous bombing of that area until the 21st in hopes of killing Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq. The attempts were unsuccessful in going through with their goal, but this phase certainly shook up the state.
April 9th, 2003 is when Saddam Hussein’s rule collapses as American forces over take the capital city of Baghdad. This ends Hussein’s 24 year reign of Iraq, the seize being met with little resistance from the Iraqi’s. With the help of American Marine’s and Iraqi’s, they toppled over the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdos Square alongside the Iraqi’s looting government buildings and cheering in the streets, welcoming in the aid of the American forces. This whole occasion was a symbolic act of Iraqi freedom.
President Bush on the first…