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Should There be War in Iraq?

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Should There be War in Iraq? Since the beginning the War in Iraq has been a questionable issue, but the right decision. Saddam Hussein was a force not to be ignored; he posed a danger to the entire world. For good reason, there existed a strong belief that Hussein possessed or was attempting to posses weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He fortified this conviction with his complete disregard for U.N authority; and associating with terrorists made him a valid adversary in the war on terror. Hussein was a dishonorable tyrant undeserving of his control. In the end nobody else was willing to take successful measures, so the United States rightfully took it upon itself to solve a possible catastrophe. Hussein had continually ignored the U.N and its decisions. He had been warned many times to allow an inspection for weapons, but twelve years and seventeen U.N Resolutions later no action had been allowed. ...read more.

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There are other countries, like North Korea, that may also have ownership of WMD, but Iraq was chosen as a primary target because it had exposed itself as more of a current threat that needed to be sorted out immediately. North Korea is not considered an immediate threat due to the fact it has not been involved in directly aggressive actions for about fifty years, compared to Iraq's hostile incidents within the last decade. Hussein had proven himself to be an unjust and untrustworthy ruthless tyrant; in many cases torturing and killing his own people. The Guardian newspaper published an interview of eight Iraqi defectors in Dec. of 2003. They gave detailed accounts of such abuses as rape, torturing of children in front of their parents, electric shock, mutilation of body parts, burning with acid, and starvation. ...read more.

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The documents also reveal that an Al-Qaeda envoy had previously traveled to Iraq in late 1997 from Bin Laden's former base in Sudan. Hussein had revealed himself as a terrorist supporter. He had been tied to a foiled assassination attempt in Kuwait on the first President Bush, and publicly supplies $25,000 payments to the families of any Palestinian suicide bomber. Who is to say he has changed his ways? He has pushed his unethical practices since the first taking of his leadership rank to the day he was found hiding in a hole. Iraqi intervention was shown to be the necessary step. Iraq had bared itself as a great risk; and despite many efforts, the UN had failed following through on demands to resolve the situation. Such occurrences can, and many times will affect all countries including the United States. A great clich� to sum it all up would be "If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself". ...read more.

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