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The war in Iraq

People have lost sight of the war in Iraq. They have forgotten about September 11, 2001. The day that Islamic terrorists hi-jacked three airplanes and used two of them as missiles to destroy the World Trade Center. The third was heading to Washington, D.C. but was foiled and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Saddam Hussein the cruel and hated dictator of Iraq praised the al-Qaeda for the attack. On September 12, 2001 Saddam stated," the United States reaps the thorns its rulers have planted in the world." It was later discovered that Iraq and Saddam are linked to al-Qaeda. All of this is not surprising since Saddam Hussein used weapons of mass destruction on a Kurdish village in northern Iraq. Saddam Hussein attacked the Kurdish village with poisonous gas and killed 5,000 innocent people. This attack by Saddam Hussein on his own people demonstrates how ruthless he was. All the information we had after September 11, 2001 pointed to Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. While some have lost sight of the war in Iraq it is, and has always, been a just and necessary war.

The first reason the war in Iraq is justified is that the United States ended the rule of an evil and ruthless dictator. Even before the war began there were 200 Iraqi military soldiers's surrendered on the Iraq and Kuwait border. They preferred the freedom that we offered rather than Saddam Hussein rule. When the U.S. soldier's first entered Iraq and made their way to Baghdad they were greeted with many open arms. Many Iraqi people come over and thanked them for freeing them from Saddam's dictatorship. The people destroyed the images of Saddam Hussein. Explosions gave way to music as the Iraqi people celebrated the fall of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. The people were happy that they were finally getting a just and democratic government.

The second reason is that Iraq was linked to al-Qaeda. On September 24, 2001 New York Times conservative columnist William Safire linked Iraq to al-Qaeda, Citing Ansar Al Islam, A training camp in Kurdistan. Then on October 26, 2001 A Czech politician says that an Iraqi intelligence officer met with the September 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta in Prague seven months earlier. Then on February 12, 2002 Colin Powell tells the Senate," It has long been, for several years now, a policy of the United Sates that a regime change would be in the best interest of the region and the best interest for the Iraqi people." A longtime campaign to align himself with Palestinians, Saddam offers a $25,000 reward to the families of suicide bombers. This is 15 times more than the average Palestinian makes in a year. It is later found that the gas attack on the Kurdish village was revealed as a methodical killing experiment to establish the most effective ways to gas civilians. Then on July 12, 2002 90 Iraqi military officers and defectors meet in London to discuss the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

The third reason



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