Weapons Of War With Iraq: Article Analysis

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On March 20th 2003, the United States of America was enticed into war by former President George W. Bush’s claims that Saddam Hussien was hiding ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction.’ Soon after, an insidious bombing campaign spread throughout the country of Iraq; led by the U.S. Armed Forces. This gave way to the collapse of the Baathist government, and consequently, to the capture of Saddam in December of 2003, and was later executed by a military court in 2006. However, the war continued as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the new Iraqi government. In December of 2011, the U.S. ‘officially’ withdrew all combat troops from Iraq. Later on, the U.S. became re-involved in 2014 amid the instigation of a new coalition, hence, the …show more content…
Instead of preemptively attacking a country in which, ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’, was a pretext for war. The U.S. should have never gone to war with Iraq. For this reason, I read an article entitled: “What Would The World Be Like If We 'd Never Invaded Iraq?” I noticed that the author, Simon Childs, conveys a ‘matter of fact’ type of tone. For example, Mr. Childs stated, “Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired US Army colonel and former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Since his retirement, he 's gone rogue, lambasting many aspects of the Iraq war, including his own preparation of Powell 's presentation to the United Nations. But in a world where the invasion hadn’t happened? “I think we would have a rough balance of power,” he answered. “Saddam Hussein would perhaps be restarting his weapons of mass destruction program – not to attack the United States, but to defend himself. We could have monitored that process and kept an eye on it. And as long as he continued to balance Iran and keep a rough balance of power in the Gulf, who …show more content…
For instance, Simon wrote,”Rodenbeck then went on to sum up the war: “It’s flabbergasting, insane, just completely nuts. There really is no reason for it at all. It was completely disastrous; totally counterproductive in every way you can possibly imagine. It has achieved nothing at incredible costs. It’s really unbelievable.” Of course, it 's also flabbergasting to think what could have happened without the invasion.” Amazingly, as a correlation to what Iraq could of still been before U.S. invasion, Mr. Childs stated: “Before 1991, even during the Iran/Iraq war, Iraqis had a higher standard of living, higher rates of education and higher levels of health care than people in many Arab states. All in all, I didn’t encounter any moments of vagueness or ambiguity that could be misleading or

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