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iraq War

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Major construction project Post-war Iraq
No.1 recipient of financial benefits of Iraq War
- Received $39.5 billion in Iraq-related contracts over the past decade
Cheney resigned as CEO of Halliburton on July 25, 2000
- Intended to remove any conflict of interest
More Reasons
Saddam Hussein

March 2003- Start of Iraq War
Dec. 2003- US captured Saddam Hussein -Killed on Dec. 30, 2006
Apr. to Dec. 2004- Battle of Fallujah
2005 to 2006-New government formed in Iraq
March 2008- Battle of Basra
January 2009- U.S. Army Withdraw
December 2011- Iraq War ended
Reasons for Invasion
Oil Crisis
Persian Gulf War
Bush Doctrine

Hook: Firdos Square

-April 9 2003, statue pulled down by US forces and Iraqis
The Privatization of War
"I hated Saddam," the 52-year-old owner of a motorcycle spares shop told the Observer. "I dreamed for five years of bringing down that statue, but what has followed has been a bitter disappointment.

"Then we had only one dictator. Now we have hundreds,"...Nothing has changed for the better."

By: Cherry, Elena, Jenny, Ayesha, and Sarah

“Cheney Expands Vice-Presidential Power.” Issues & Controversies. Infobase Learning, 13 Feb. 2009. Web. 6 June 2015. <http://icof.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?ID=8369>.
“Former Top White House Aide Libby Found Guilty (Special Report).” Issues & Controversies. Infobase Learning, Mar. 2007. Web. 6 June 2015. <http://icof.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?ID=13260>.
Young, Angelo. "Cheney's Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War." Readersupportednews. N.p., 20 Mar. 2013. Web. 6 June 2015. <http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/308-12/16561-focus-cheneys-halliburton-made-395-billion-on-iraq-war>.


Controversial Responses to the Iraq War
Misinterpreted there were WMD
"I was a strong advocate of going into Iraq"
interview with Vice President Cheney in 1994
- "invading Iraq would create a quagmire..."

Mercenaries and private companies were aiding US in the combat
Found shooting Iraqi civilian in Baghdad
Tried and convicted for murder, manslaughter and firearms charges
Obama's Decisions
- 2008, Americans were focused on withdrawal during presidential campaign
Obama promised (within 16 months in office)
John McCain (as soon as achieved it's goal)
-to establish Iraq's domestic security and to create a stable government could take much longer

-- February 27, the president stated, "Let me say this as plainly as I can: By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end"

-"'Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and expert on Iraqi insurgencies, has stated that "It may well take around 10 years to establish order in Iraq, 30 more to establish the rule of law, and quite possibly another 30 to create a stable democracy.'"

Identify the reasons for invading Iraq
Identify reasons for withdrawal
Form opinions on the invasion of Iraq and Bush's decisions
Form opinions on Obama's decisions and the effects

-WMD, threat the U.S
-Saddam Hussein could get involved with other terrorist groups
Dick Cheney
46th vice president of George W. Bush
Politician vs. businessman
Halliburton Co.
In Your Opinion...
Should the US have invaded Iraq? Did the war help the U.S anti-terrorist priorities?
The decision to invade Iraq was not well calculated, Their government is far too complex for us to have simply gotten rid of terrorist by taking out Saddam Hussein. In addition terrorist groups are not the same as countries, Bush made the wrong decision in targeting a country, a government, instead of the actual terrorist group.
Was Obama making the right decision by ordering withdrawal of troops?
We left the country in chaos. where there was some type of order before, now there is only malicious groups angry for revenge and innocent lives being sacrificed for it
Was withdrawal a good or bad interest for US, Was withdrawal good or bad for Iraq, whose interest should be more significant?
Certainly for Iraqis, US leaving wasn't a good idea, especially since they were leaving behind even more terrorist groups. For US however, withdrawing would save US lives and
Whose interests are more important in Foreign Policy?
Overall, the US intrests and decisions are more important when creating foreign policies. We have to protect ourselves before we decide to go into other peoples conflicts and business.

Bodenner, Chris. “Iraq War.” Issues & Controversies in American History. Infobase Publishing, 4 Apr. 2006. Web. 7 June 2015. <http://http://icah.infobaselearning.com/icahfullarticle.aspx?ID=107348>.
major construction projects on rebuilding Post-war Iraq
No.1 recipient of financial benefits of Iraq War
- received $39.5 billion in Iraq-related contracts over the past decade
Cheney resigned as CEO of Halliburton on July 25, 2000
- intended to remove any conflict of interest
Invasion in Iraq
-Countries involved

-Views before the Invasion
-Views after the Invasion

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