The False Justifications and Failure of the Iraq War


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The False Justifications and Failure of the Iraq War
In 2003 the United States began Operation Iraqi Freedom. A preemptive strike that toppled Saddam Hussein's regime within weeks. Americans were lead to believe that Saddam’s regime was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction and stockpiling biological and chemical weapons to use against the United States or one of it’s allies. Due to the fear of another 9/11 style terrorist attack on American soil, the US and its allies accepted little evidence before heading to war. It was later discovered that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. The mobile biological labs feared by the CIA were also false. Jeffrey Richelson researched the evidence presented about Iraqi WMDs and found, ”outright...
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