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iraq war presentation
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1. Principal points involve to the war
General info about Iraq
Causes of the war
The loss of the war:
Human/ social loss
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33100330/?q=2003%20invasion%20of%20Iraq Sources There is no doubt that the Iraq war was an economic strain for America but the reason for the war is very questionable. Was vengeance the best solution? America is very grateful for the assignation of Osama Bin Laden but does this guarantees national security? So far America has not seen a positive impact from the war only nearly a decade of devastation of human loss and economic repression. However the war had finally ended we are now hoping for a clear and bright reformation for America. Conclusion 2. Life
By September 22, 2004, between 12,800 and 14,843 Iraqi civilians had been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion and occupation, and almost 40,000 had been injured.
Iraqi citizens have dealt with a rise in crime and have also dealt with a number of psychological impacts of the war.
Unemployment has almost doubled and Iraq’s oil company has suffered greatly. Interest paid on the funds borrowed to finance the wars and a potential nearly $1 trillion in extra spending to care for veterans returning from combat through 2050.
This war itself would cost about $80 billion, recovery of Baghdad, perhaps of Iraq, about $10 billion per year. President Obama announces total Iraq troops withdraw Saddam Hussein statue topped down The Iraq Survey Group was the US-led team dispatched to find Saddam's purported weapons of mass destruction after the US invasion, led by David Kay.
The group found evidence of low level biological weapons research and Mr. Kay resigned in early 2004.
In September of that year, in the Duelfer Report , found that Saddam had ended nuclear weapons research in 1991, and that biological and chemical weapons research had ended in 1995, though it found that Saddam would have liked to obtain WMD's, were it possible. 3. Did Iraq have weapons of mass destruction? Undirected cost:
Taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion dollars by 2017
$2.4 trillion long-term price tag for the war, about $1.9 trillion of that would be spent on Iraq, or $6,300 per U.S. citizen.
Total costs of the Iraq War on the US economy will be three trillion dollars in a moderate scenario. June 30, 2009: U.S. combat troops withdraw from Baghdad and other Iraqi cities in accordance with a Status of Forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States. February 01, 2009: the drawdown begins-- President Obama announces plans to remove combat brigades from Iraq by August 2010. His plan will leave a transitional force of 35,000 to 50,000 soldiers and marines to train, equip, and advise Iraqi security forces until the end of 2011. Dec. 15, 2005 -- General elections are held to elect a permanent government and Iraqi National Assembly. January 24, 2004: WMD search aborted-- The Bush administration concedes its prewar arguments about extensive stockpiles of chemical, biological, and even nuclear weaponry in Saddam Hussein's Iraq appear to have been mistaken.
David Kay, the former top U.S. weapons inspector, tells Congress: "We were almost all wrong." A presidential commission concludes in March 2005 "not one bit" of prewar intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction panned out. 2004: In 1968, Saddam helped Al-Bakr become the president and Saddam become vice president himself.
During that same time, Saddam helped develop Iraq's first chemical weapons program and created a powerful security apparatus, which included both Ba'athist paramilitary groups and the People's Army, and which frequently used torture, rape and assassination to achieve its goals.
Saddam forced al-Bakr to resign, and on July 16, 1979, Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq. Social science 102- K
Professor Kathleen Meany
Anny Tran IRAQ WAR Group Project Was Iraq a war for oil? Critical No it wasn’t but it did have a major impact on all the oil companies around the world. December 18, 2011: Final U.S troops leave--The last U.S. soldiers leave Iraq, ending a nearly nine-year military mission.
$800 billion from the U.S. Treasury, with nearly 4,500 Americans and well over 100,000 Iraqis killed. October 21, 2010: President Barack Obama announces that the remaining thirty-nine thousand U.S. troops will return from Iraq by the end of 2011. December 21, 2010: parliament approve s coalition cabinet-- The agreement keeps Maliki as prime minister and Jalal Talabani--a Kurd--as president. August 31, 2010: After more than 7 years of war, 4,400 U.S. casualties, and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed, the United States officially ends its combat mission in Iraq. March 07, 2010: Iraqi Parliamentary elections are held under stringent security by Iraqi forces. 62% of voter. This is a success election and an important step toward withdrawing U.S. troops in the summer of 2010. December, 2009: December 2009 marks the first full month in which there are no U.S. combat deaths (CNN) since the beginning of the war.
In 2009, 149 U.S. troops were killed in Iraq, the lowest annual rate of U.S. military fatalities since the U.S. invasion in 2003. November 04, 2008: Obama wins the White House-- Barack Obama, campaigning on a vow to withdraw combat troops in Iraq within sixteen months of taking office, is elected the 44th president of the U.S on November 4. September 01, 2008: In Anbar, the country's most restive province, the U.S. military hands over security responsibilities to the Iraqis, first step toward eventual U.S. withdrawal. September 14, 2007: targeting U.S allies– After "Awakening Councils" making headway, insurgents target Sunnis now working with the United States. Ten days after meeting with President Bush in Anbar Province, Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, the most prominent figure in the revolt, is killed in an explosion near his home. November 05, 2006: Saddam’s day in court-- The trial of Iraq's former dictator ends with a sentence of death by hanging. In the south, Shiites take to the streets celebrating. Sunni militants north of Baghdad vow revenge. In the courtroom, a bailiff attempts to silence Saddam as the verdict "guilty of crimes against humanity" is dispensed. Nov. 8, 2006 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resigns. June 7, 2006 -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, is killed during a U.S. air strike. April 22, 2006: Maliki named prime minister--December 2005 elections bring the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance into power, and in April 2006, the party names Nouri al-Maliki prime minister. March 31, 2004 : Mutilation in Fallujah-- Four American civilian contractors from Blackwater USA are killed by Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah. Their mutilated bodies get dragged through the streets before being hung over a bridge. On December 13, 2003, U.S. forces found Saddam Hussein hiding in a one-man hole in al-Dwar, near Tikrit. May 23, 2003: Iraqi army disbanded—
L. Paul Bremer III, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, signs an order disbanding the Iraqi army and intelligence services, sending hundreds of thousands of well-armed men into the streets. May 1, 2003 – Mission accomplished-- President Bush declaring and end to major military operations in Iraq from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. From 1980 to 1988 he led Iraq in a war against Iran.
Also during the 1980s, Saddam used chemical weapons against Kurds within Iraq, including gassing the Kurdish town of Halabja which killed 5,000 in March 1988.
In 1990, Saddam send Iraqi troops to attack the country of Kuwait. As a result, the United States defended Kuwait in the Iraq War. Iraq's Syriac Christian minority represents roughly 3% of the population, mostly living in Northern Iraq, concentrated in the Ninewa and Dahuk governorates.
In 1950 Christians numbered 7-10% of the population of 5.5 million. Many cities throughout Iraq have been areas of historical prominence for both Shia and Sunni Muslims including Najaf, Karbala, Banhdad and Christianity was brought to Iraq in the first century by the Apostle Thomas, Addai (Thaddaeus) and his pupils Aggagi and Mari.
Thomas and Thaddeus belonged to the twelve Apostles. Finance
Total for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is at least $3.2-4 trillion.
Estimates of the Iraq War's cost as being under $1 trillion, saying the Department of Defense's direct spending on Iraq totaled at least $757.8 billion. 2008 April 23, 2008: a change of leadership-- President Bush taps the U.S. commanding general in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, to lead Central Command, operational control of both the Iraq and Afghanistan efforts. Petreaus's former No. 2 in Iraq , Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, is named the new commanding general in Iraq. March 24, 2008: Baghdad and the southern port city of Basra erupt in violence as loyalists to Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attack U.S. and Iraqi security forces. June 01, 2007: the awakening-- U.S. forces begin recruiting Sunni tribe members, many former insurgents, to take up arms against militants working with al-Qaeda in Iraq. The so-called Awakening begins in Anbar Province then spreads to other parts of Iraq. This helped diminish insurgent violence in the second half of 2007. 2007: Jan. 10, 2007 : troop surge-- President Bush announces a "new way forward" in Iraq, vowing to commit an additional twenty thousand troops to bring stability in and around Baghdad. 2006: Feb. 22, 2006 -- Sunni extremists destroy the gilded Shiite shrine in Samarra. The attack unleashes waves of sectarian violence in Baghdad's Shiite district of Sadr City that spread across the country. In Samarra, the Al Aksari Mosque, with its famous golden dome, is blown up by Sunni insurgents. It was one of the holiest sites for Shiite Muslims. Oct. 19, 2005 -- Saddam Hussein's trial begins. He's accused of war crimes against humanity for the ordered killings of 143 Shiites in Dujail in 1982. August 19, 2003: Mello murdered-- A suicide bomber driving an explosives-filled cement mixer destroys the UN headquarters in Iraq, killing in the process Sergio Vieira de Mello, UN special representative to Iraq, and twenty-two members of his staff. July 22, 2003 -- Saddam's sons Uday and Qusay killed in a U.S. raid in Mosul. Saddam Hussein was born in 1937, at Al-Awja, Iraq.
At age 20, Saddam joined the Ba'ath Party
In 1959, Saddam and other members of the Ba-ath Party attempted to assassinate Iraq's then-president, Abd al-Karim Qasim.
In 1963, Saddam returned to Iraq upon hearing that Qasim’s government was threatened.
He was arrested and put into prison for fighting for the Ba'ath Party.
Later, he managed to escape prison, and in the years that followed, continued to strengthen his political power. Leadership Iraq locates at the Muslims region of the world, in which
Muslims is the 2nd rank. The major religion in Iraq is Islam, followed by about 95% of Iraqis.
The other 5% consist of those following Christianity and other religions. Religion General Info About Iraq 2. Was Saddam Hussein involved in 9/11?
There was no links were ever found between Saddam Hussein and the events of 9/11 but there is a little bit of evidence of him helping or sheltering some members of Al Queda (Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian militant who was the face of Al Qaeda in Iraq in the first few years of the war) Lost of the war March 03, 2008: old foes, new friend-- Iraq's Shiite-dominated government welcomes Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Baghdad, the first time since 1980s Iran-Iraq War, an Iranian president has visited. December 30, 2007: five years look back-- nearly four thousand U.S. troops have died in the fighting, and an additional thirty thousand have been wounded. December 16, 2007: Iraqis out front-- British forces relinquish control of Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, to Iraqi forces. The speaker was identified by CIA as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who considered an ally of Osama bin Laden and he is running his own terrorist operation. May 11, 2004: video of his beheading is posted on an Islamic Web site. The U.S. government later claims Berg was killed at the hands of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of al-Qaeda in Iraq. May 8, 2004 -- The decapitated body of Nick Berg, a 26 years-old U.S contractor , who was kidnapped by Abu Ghraib, was found. In 2003: Iraq War (2003-2011)
March 17, 2003: President Bush gives Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq.
March 19, 2003 -- U.S.-led invasion begins.
March 20, 2003: war begin. President Bush announces U.S. forces have begun a military operation into Iraq.
March 21, 2003 -- "Shock and awe" campaign begins. Time line 2. The U.S. declaring war on Iraq is its repeated violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. One reason for the involvement of the U.S. in Iraq is that it has developed and may possess weapons of mass destruction. Reason of the war He was executed by hanging although he wanted to be gunned because it was more dignified. Dec. 13, 2003 --, Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. troops near Tikrit. He surrenders without a fight. On March 19, 2003, the United States attacked Iraq. Saddam fled Baghdad during the war. Area: 438,317 km2 (169,234 sq mi) rate 59th .
Population: 31,129,225 (2012)
Government: Federal parliamentary republic.
Religion: Majority Islam.
Language: Iraqi Arabic
Major national source: oil August 19, 2007: Baghdad bombings-- three coordinated truck bomb attacks and a number of mortar strikes decimate villages of minority Yazidis, west of Mosul. Hundreds are killed and wounded. September 08, 2004: Battle for Fallujah-- With Iraq's national elections approaching, 15,000 U.S. and Iraqi forces assault the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah in central Iraq. 38 U.S. troops die, 6 Iraqi soldiers, 1,200 insurgents are killed, and 800 Iraqi civilians die with them. 2005 Oct. 15, 2005 -- Iraqi constitution ratified. Aug. 31, 2005 -- Nearly 1,000 people killed in a stampede at a pilgrimage at Shiite, Baghdad. Jan. 30, 2005 -- Transitional National Assembly elections are held. Proud Iraqis show their purple ink-dipped fingers as a sign they participated in the election. April 29, 2004 -- Photos of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, run by U.S, are released, first seen in a report on "60 Minutes II." Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers pull down a statue of Saddam in Baghdad's Firdos Square. April 9, 2003 -- U.S., British, and other coalition forces quickly overwhelm the Iraqi Army. Assyrian (Assyrian church of the East) Nestorian (Ancient church of the East) West Syriac (Syriac Orthodox church) Jacobite (Syriac Catholic church) East group Chaldeans ( Chaldean Catholic church) Iraqi Christians Since the 2003 Iraq War, Iraqi Christians have been dislocated to Syria in significant but unknown numbers. Iraqi Christians are divided into three church bodies: 2006 December 30, 2006: Saddam Hussien hang.