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How did the war start, and should we have been at war with Iraq?

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How did the war start, and should we have been at war with Iraq? Thousands of protest took place in Britain before the war, as military action began in Iraq. School students disrupted many city centres stopping traffic. Four thousand school students massed in Parliament Square in London. In Liverpool, police were called to remove protestors including many school children who blocked the Mersey tunnel. Many hundreds of schools were affected across the UK. How did it come to this, and so quickly? History can be a roller coaster ride. But for all the markers along the way, it is still hard to understand how in 18 short months the ride has led from Osama Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein; from a nightmarish day of terrorist attacks in the US to an unprovoked war against a country that had nothing to do with those attacks. On September 11 America had the sympathy of the world. Now, as 200,000 of its troops invaded and took over Iraq, with 40,000 plus form its faithful ally Britain alongside, attitudes have been transformed. America or more accurately, the people who run America have rarely been so mistrusted, disliked or even hated. The countdown to war started from September 11, the two hijacked planes that crashed into the world trade centres was just the beginning as Bush vowed to punish those responsible. ...read more.


of Tony's, wrote a resignation letter to Tony He also gave a resignation speech, in his devastating resignation speech Mr cook said among other things that, '...The worst thing about this situation is that if the Bush family hadn't fixed the US election we'd have Al Gore as president and would not be sending our troops into this war...' There were lots of reasons for war but were outnumbered by the reasons against. Some of the reasons for the war were: to eliminate the weapons of mass destruction, to eliminate the threat of international terrorism and to promote democracy in Iraq and surrounding areas. The only reason this war started off was because of the weapons of mass destruction Saddam was claimed to have BUT as none were found, why did we go to war? What was the real reason? There are no advantages of war, it is unethical. Innocent people have been killed and without the support of the UN if all goes wrong Tony Blair could lose his job. This discussion is how the war started and whether or not we should have been at war with Iraq. The first main reason for us not to have been at war with Iraq is that innocent people who haven't done anything wrong have been killed, Tony Blair said before the war... ...read more.


Which leaves me to conclude that this wasn't over the weapons of mass destruction or even over the apparent threat that Iraq cause for a terrorist attack to take place, all of this was because of 1 reason, that America want to take over the world. America itself has weapons of mass destruction and they pose a threat and a danger to other countries, but you don't see anyone calling the US and starting war with them. There are 16 other countries that have nuclear weapons, 25 countries may have chemical weapons, 19 other countries may have biological weapons, and 16 other countries may have missile systems. So if the biggest producer and inventor of all these weapons America is that desperate it should go and pick a fight elsewhere and eliminate its false concern for democracy. 'No' is a misunderstood word for a power with a false sense of security. 'No' is what Saddam Hussein said to the largest UK and US oil multinationals. 'No' is what the world should be saying not only to this war, but to the other methods of domination (trade for example) sought by the US and its supporters. War is never the first answer it is always the last resort. But the alternative, in this case, was to leave Saddam there with his 'so called' weapons of mass destruction. War doesn't determine whose right or wrong it just determines whose left. ...read more.

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