The official reason that the president (George Bush) gave was that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, or nuclear weapons, that were potentially harmful to the USA.
The unofficial reason was that America had had enough of Saddam Hussein and wanted him out of government.
For additional reasons for the conflict, please see the related questions.
Iraq had invaded Kuwait.
On 15 June 2014
In 1991 and 2003.
Congress certainly has the power to declare war on Iraq.
To increase US influence in the Middle East.
because of oil. Iraq had invaded Kuwait, an oil producing nation. It was against US interests to allow Iraq to invade another oil producing nation. Further, Kuwait has a significant border with Saudi Arabia, a relatively US friendly nation.
Iraq did not invade Turkey. Iraq invaded Kuwait which caused the Gulf War.
Operation Iraqi Freedom March 20, 2003
19 March 2003-1 May 2003
Kuwait is where the US troops went after Iraq invaded it.
Iraq had a growing nuclear program. Iraq planned to invade Iran. Iraq had weapons of mass destruction Iraq was harboring terrorists. All of which were false
Iraq invaded Kuwait bacuse of the oil.
Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1991
Iraq invaded Kuwait and Suadi Arabi
I have never, nor do I plan to, invaded Iraq.
In the early 90s the US led a coalition that invaded Iraq in the Persian gulf war. The second invasion of Iraq occurred after the invasion of Afghanistan.
They were both foolish enough to invade Iraq.
Afghanistan and later Iraq.
Saddam Hussein invade Iraq and they couldn't figure out how to stop it the us didn't help either sides and their was no ending