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. The latest U.N Resolution on November 8, 2002, passed unanimously, required a full disarmament but Hussein still evaded and refused the requirements. Time and time again Hussein barred entrance to suspect sites, delayed inspections, and eventually threw all U.N. inspectors out of Iraq. A prolonged effort of the U.N. had come to a failure.

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Possession and attempts for possession of WMD are always a great concern to be had. Iraq has possessed WMD before, both biological and chemical, violating a cease-fire treaty signed when Iraq lost the 1991 Persian Gulf War. In 2004 a 1,500 page report has been released by Charles A. Duelfer, the CIA's top adviser on Iraqi weapons. It states proof of Hussein importing banned materials, and also declares Iraqi plans of reviving


WMD programs and maintaining a dual-use industrial sector that could produce illegal weapons. There are other countries, like North Korea, that may also have ownership of WMD, but Iraq ...

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