Iraq War

What are facts about the Iraq War?

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2013-06-25 18:29:16

Answer 1

The Iraq War was not an actual war. To engage in a war their has

to be a legitimate threat to our sovereignty, which Iraq did not

pose. Furthermore, to engage in a "war" you must declare war on a

country and give ample legitimate, unequivocal, overwhelmingly

compelling evidence of wrong doing by the country-in-question's

government, prove the threat, get the consensus of the people to

opt into war, and DECLARE IT... None of these things happened

during our unlawful occupation of Iraq. Not to mention, hundreds of

thousands of civilian lives were lost in "Operation Iraqi

Freedom"... This was not a war, it was a massacre and the objective

was completed: Israel got rid of our " Ol' Allie" Saddam and we got

their oil ( the second largest reserve in the region outside of

Saudi Arabia)... In the famous words of G.W. Bush, "Mission


Answer 2

  • The Iraq War started in March 2003 and ended in December


  • Most of the Fighting took place in what is called the "Sunni

    Triangle" a region with vertices at Baghdad, Fallujah, and Tikrit

    which has the densest Sunni population.

  • Iraq is divided into roughly three dominant ethno-religious

    groups: Shiite Arabs, Sunni Arabs, and Sunni Kurds.

  • The Iraq War cost over 4200 Coalition Soldiers and over 200,000

    Iraqi deaths.

  • The Iraq War was supposedly to curtail Saddam Hussein's weapons

    of mass destruction although none were found.

  • The Iraq War resulted in the new Republic of Iraq regime headed

    by Nouri Al-Maliki and increasing Iranian influence in Iraqi


As concerns Answer 1, the Iraq War was a war. A War requires

only three things: two or more armies or militant groupings, a

contested issue over which the leadership of those armies disagree,

and fighting between the armies over the adjudication of that

issue. The Iraq War satisfies all three qualifications and is

therefore a "war".

What Answer 1 does feel, and perhaps rightfully so, is that the

Iraq War was not a Just War, a Reasonable War, a Symmetric War, or

a War according to American Jurisprudence. A Just War means that

the War is in defense of values worth defending, such as American

sovereignty or violations of International Law. A Reasonable War

means that the War was based on rational grounds and deliberated

upon, which it seems that the Iraq War was not, especially since

there was no Plan B when it turned out that the Iraqis did not

greet the United States forces as liberators. A Symmetric War means

that the forces on both sides are adequately matched and the Iraqi

Forces were nowhere close to matching the Multi-National Force

Militaries. As for American Jurisprudence, a War is not officially

a War (but a police action or military action) unless Congress

actively declares war. This failure to declare war does not

indicate that battle conditions are any easier or lighter than had

war actually been declared.

A law enforcement function. Restoring law, order and stability to

the region.

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