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The Iraq War

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The Iraq War

When I think about America, I think about freedom. Generations after generations have sacarficed their lives to provide this way of life. We cherish peace as our most valuable possession which nobody can take away from us. Sadly an attempt was made to destroy our peaceful way of life on September 11th, 2001 in New York City. Thousands of innocent people were killed by an act of terrorism supported by many countries around the world including Iraq. Iraq encouraged international terrorism using biological, chemical and nuclear weapons of mass destruction which threatened our very peace. The course was clear to respond to this atrocity by this unprovoked act of aggression upon our soil. It is imparative to pursue brazen terrorists in Iraq, to the very gates of hell, to avenge this egregious wrong offensively rather then waiting to be attacked at home again.

Few nations have adequately defined terrorism, as there really is no official international agreement upon one. Just like in any conflict, there are two or more viewpoints in every act of terrorism and therefore it is difficult for all sides to come to an agreement upon a definition. The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” (http://www.terrorism-research.com/) Terrorism can affect anyone, anywhere and at anytime and is often associated with car bombings, kidnapping, and hostage situations. Terrorism can no longer be looked upon as someone else’s problem, as the rise of international terrorist organizations presents a real threat to national security of all nations and must be regarded with the utmost importance. Iraq displayed a terroristic attitude arrogently towards the world in a act of defiance, especially towards the United States. "Saddam Hussein has repeatedly violated sixteen United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) designed to ensure that Iraq does not pose a threat to international peace and security." (http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/decade/sect2.html) Only through strict punitive measures can countries ensure that justice will be served on terrorists that dare to violate multilateral agreements.

President Bush declared Iraq's weapons program as a grave and growing threat to the United States. He stated,

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