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6.4-War in Iraq

May 16, 2008

After the attacks of September 11, President George W. Bush declared a sweeping war on terror. Many Americans agreed with this as national pride and patriotism rose sky high. At first, American soldiers invaded Afghanistan. However, the attention quickly turned to the other major campaign, Iraq. After having failed to cooperate with the weapons inspectors of the U.N, Saddam Hussein brought suspicion upon himself. This led the United States government to believe that Iraq was supplying Al-Qaeda, the group responsible for 9-11, with weapons of mass destruction. The invasion was a quick success. On April 9, 2003, Baghdad fell to the victorious Americans. About one month later, President Bush declared that all major combat operations had ceded. This was just a false saying though for as of today, numerous American troops are still stuck in combat. Ironically, no weapons of mass destruction were ever found, leaving Bush stumbling upon justifications for his actions.