Why Was The Invasion Of Iraq Justified

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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 …show more content…
The governments that launched the war claimed to be one hundred percent convinced there were such weapons, but they had zero percent knowledge of where these weapons were located. Suspicions are one thing and reality is quite another. A United Nations official, Hans Blix stated, “I think it’s clear that in March, when the invasion took place, the evidence that had been brought forward was rapidly falling apart (Iraq War Wasn’t Justified, 2).” A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted in September showed that 58 percent of those surveyed approved of the way President Bush was handling Iraq, down from 71 percent in March (Pan, 3). Blix oversaw the agency’s investigation into whether Iraq had chemical or biological weapons and had described the evidence of Secretary of State Colin Powell as being “shaky.” The evidence had been presented to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003. The WMDs argument carried weight with the public and with the U.S. Congress because in the autumn of 2002 the threat seemed credible because of Iraq’s previous war with Iran. President George H.W. Bush and his administration defended their reasoning by claiming that Iraq posed as a global threat. Even from 2003 up until recently there has been no report of any weapons of mass destruction that have been found in

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