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Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?   Dare You - Politics

Started 22-Nov by Blackwy; 773 views.
Blackwy

From: Blackwy

22-Nov

No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.

Buttby Ahsan I 20 Mar 2019

Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of the war remains criminally underexamined: why was it fought in the first place? What did the Bush administration hope to get out of the war?

The official, and widely-accepted, story remains that Washington was motivated by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme. His nuclear capabilities, especially, were deemed sufficiently alarming to incite the war. As then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, "We do not want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."

Despite Saddam not having an active WMD programme, this explanation has found support among some International Relations scholars, who say that while the Bush administration was wrong about Saddam's WMD capabilities, it was sincerely wrong. Intelligence is a complicated, murky enterprise, the argument goes, and given the foreboding shadow of the 9/11 attacks, the US government reasonably, if tragically, misread the evidence on the dangers Saddam posed.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/bush-war-iraq-190318150236739.html

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial stance.

speak_no_evil

  • Edited 22 November 2019 14:11  by  Blackwy
Blackwy

From: Blackwy

22-Nov

wave  Look up point_up_2

Just a hint about Iraq, so you may have some space here to ditch your IRAQ content and interesting stories... which we may all  want to know as well!

Berylline

From: Berylline

22-Nov

We all knew that here were no weapon of mass-distruction back then when it was announced over a decade ago....  but of course everyone jumped with attacks on anyone who desagreed with the Bush administration!! 

  • Edited 22 November 2019 21:17  by  Berylline
BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

23-Nov

Good article.

EDITED 

because of repeat, repeat, repeat copypaste article

Samurai (BushMesh)

From: Samurai (BushMesh)

23-Nov

Unkown Bush Jr -wanted to be the strong war resident of the White House?

Samurai (BushMesh)

From: Samurai (BushMesh)

23-Nov

Exactly,the Europeans have seen the true colours of the BushCo operations!!!

DimeTrious

From: DimeTrious

30-Nov

Bush + cronys went to war to boost the economy

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

2-Dec

Samurai (BushMesh) said:

Unkown Bush Jr -wanted to be the strong war resident of the White House?

Don't forget that Winston Churchill had been totally shunned by the Conservatives for 10 years before he was somewhat mysteriously given the opportunity to be the greatest war leader since Alexander the Great.

Blackwy

From: Blackwy

12-Dec

Obviously you have an extremely confused understanding, already seen on numerous occasion here.

laughing

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12-Dec

Blackwy said:

Obviously you have an extremely confused understanding, already seen on numerous occasion here.

Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.

EDITED 

because of repeat, repeat, repeat copypaste article

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