On false pretences on March 19, 2003, the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiated a war on Iraq, which would not liberate the people of Iraq, but in many cases would even bring them much more misery.
We cannot deny that many have walked in what the US government wanted everyone to believe, that chemical and nuclear weapons would be readied by Hussein’s government to attack the West.
Hans Blix, chief weapons inspector, was clear that they could complete their job of checking Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions in months, not years. Nevertheless, despite the evidence that Saddam was far less powerful and that the moral basis for war was lacking, British participation in the invasion came about because so many of my parliamentary colleagues had managed to convince themselves that it was justified.
In Great Britain many Labour MPs who voted for war later expressed their resentment.
- protracted armed conflict in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 that began with the invasion of Iraq by the United States-led coalition that overthrew the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein.
- invading a sovereign country+ ousting its government
- Much of the country’s infrastructure destroyed during relentless bombings launched by the U.S.-led coalition.
- more than 200,000 civilians were killed and over 9 million others displaced in Iraq
- justice has not been done for Iraq & its people, many of whom are still suffering from pain created by the unjust war.
- Iraq = rich country before the invasion => degenerated into a poor state and + political instability + economic hardship caused by U.S. invasion & its impact => still mired in poverty + chaos
- United States remains the sole superpower => little can be done to bring the American warmongers + criminals to justice
Please find also to read:
- 31 years ago also facing a world threat
- History.com: This Day In History (March 19-2003): Invasion of Iraq begins
- Weekly World Watch 1-7 August: UK and US – Iran, Israel, Elam and Media (Our World) = Weekly World Watch 1-7 August: UK and US – Iran, Israel, Elam and Media (Some View on the World)
- Jeremy Corbyn MP – 20 years on from Iraq, we must strive to build a more peaceful world
- Iraq war’s essential outcome was to demonstrate US and UK weakness for all to see
- I spearheaded invasion of Iraq – we only had 20% chance of survival but when we arrived something bizarre happened
- I can say British soldiers did not die in vain as we mark twentieth anniversary of the Iraq War, says Head of the Army
- Iraq war 20 years on: The most mined country on earth and clearance efforts will take ‘decades’, experts warn
- Dodgy intelligence and US hubris brought death and destruction to Iraq
- 20 years on, ‘shock and awe’ remains relevant
- The US in The Middle East: From Glory to Ruins
- Bush wanted cover from Blair – Lynne Jones on the #iraqWar 20 years on
- 20 Years Ago Today, the Bush Administration Launched the Iraq War: Juan Cole: “I Have a Bad Feeling About This”
- War Made Easy
- From The Archives: The Iraq War
- 20 years after the invasion of Iraq, will the media’s complicity be ignored?
- West Virginia Veterans reflect on 20-year anniversary of Iraq War
- Feehery: The Ides of March remind us to take risks for liberty
- Twenty years already?
- The Iraq War didn’t kill liberal internationalism, just our ability to debate it
- The Iraq War 20 Years On – What Have We Learnt?
- McCarthy signals support for Iraq war authorizations repeal
- Criminals at Large: The Iraq War Twenty Years On – » The Australian Independent Media Network
- IRAQ 20 YEARS: Sam Husseini — The Lies, and Lies About the Lies, About the Invasion
- The Invasion of Iraq Wasn’t a “Mistake.” It Was a Crime.
- How I Became Anti-War, Part 4
- How America’s $8trn ‘war on terror’ haunts US decisions, from Afghanistan to Ukraine
Editor: Li Jiayao.
During the more than eight-year war and ensuing years of violence after the 2011 U.S. pullout, more than 200,000 civilians were killed and over 9 million others displaced in Iraq. Much of the country’s infrastructure was also destroyed during the relentless bombings launched by the U.S.-led coalition.
Though 20 years have passed since the United States launched a blatant invasion into the sovereign state of Iraq, justice has not been done for Iraq and its people, many of whom are still suffering from the pain created by the unjust war.
During the more than eight-year war and ensuing years of violence after the 2011 U.S. pullout, more than 200,000 civilians were killed and over 9 million others displaced in Iraq. Much of the country’s infrastructure was also…
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