Iraqi Invasion

Kevin Majestic
Middle Eastern Studies
Mr. Clizbe
January 29, 2010
March 20th, 2003, President Bush informed the people of the United States that our military had invaded Iraq. In the speech he delivered that day the President presented numerous and obvious reasons for the first preemptive strike in the history of our nation. Saddam Hussein is an “evil” dictator with terrorist connections, his country holds weapons of mass destruction; and is in possession of a nuclear weapons program. Not only does Iraq serve as a threat to the freedom of the United States and its citizens but also the surrounding countries and their citizens. These reasons presented by the President could not be verified as truth and contained numerous flaws. Despite the faults President Bush’s plan, he proceeded anyway. Consequently the scorn and anger of nearly all the nations in the world are now felt by our country. The United States military should not have invaded Iraq in the spring of 2003.
It is impossible to link the regime of Saddam Hussein to any terrorist organization. Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden are not connected to Saddam Hussein and Iraq. George W. Bush addressed congress in a letter which stated his reasons for the American invasion of Iraq, one point of his correspondence was to “take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.” It is not feasible to find any association between Saddam Hussein and the attack on our country that took place in the fall of 2001. Since the American people feel very strongly about this event, and are willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate the men that caused this pain on our country, minor support for the war was found in citing this as a reason for invasion.
According the United Nations and their policies surrounding invasion, this attack on...