Was It A Necessary War? Essay

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The Iraq War was a devastating war. It began on March 19th, 2003 and didn’t end until nearly 9 years after its start. This war took a huge toll on all the states that were involved, causing many fatalities on both sides and brought about many changes, both good and bad. But the question is, was it a necessary war? Was there good enough reasons to wage war with Iraq and were the consequences worth it? To answer that one must first understand what happened throughout the war.
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…

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