Iraq Invasion Judicious Public Rational1.2001-2003: “Saddam Hussein developing weapons of mass destruction which would include atomic, biological, chemical warfare nuclear, biological, and chemical hydrogen bombs- Rice, Bush, Powell, Cheney confirmed would the world wait for the smoking gun in the form of mushroom cloud. No weapons were ever found.2.2003-2006: Overthrow of Baath Party government- analysts had warned the destruction of the Baath Party would lead to the destruction of the vast numbers of civil organizations and the inevitable destruction of Iraq; execution of Saddam Hussein hanged on December 31st, 2006. Civil unrest, ethnic cleansing and the Iraq
3.2002-2007: Bush asserted links between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, the Bush Administration focused extraordinary attention on alleged ties between Hussein and Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who Secretary of State Powell called a “collaborator of Osama bin Laden.” Bush administration later admitted there were no links between Bin Ladens organization Al Qaeda and Iraq’s president Saddam Hussein.
4.2003-2004: Hussein government’s human rights record. No question human rights violations occurred however United States does not usually go to war over 1988. Halabja poison gas attack on the Kurds this is the human rights violations Bush invoked; this is the no fly zone was created in the 1990′s after first Gulf War.
5.2003-2007: The civil war insurgency expanded from end of 2003 to 2007; definition of an insurgency is an armed rebellion by any irregular armed force that rises up against an established authority, government, or administration. The Iraq civil war has continued between Sunni, Shiite, Kharijitis, Wahhabi, Ismailis, Ismaili Druze, Assassins Sufi, Baha’ism and the genocide will continue.
6.2004-2006: Iraq elections promoting democracy in Iraq through western styled elections. Mesopotamia which was Iraq has 6000 year old recorded history and Iraq has never had western style elections until Bush’s assault on sovereign country.
7.2001-2007: Oil- US troops to continue fighting in Iraq: “protection of the country’s vast oil fields, which Bush said would otherwise fall under the controlof terrorist extremists.” Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP will profit; In March 2001, the National Energy Policy Development Group (better known as Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force),which included Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP executives recommended that the United States government support initiatives by Middle Eastern countries “to open up areas of their energy sectors to foreign investment.” 8.2003-2007: One invasion of oil rich country later and a great deal of political engineering by the Bush administration this is exactly what the proposed Iraq oil law would achieve. The oil deal benefits Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP but to the immense disadvantage of Iraq’s economy, democracy and sovereignty. The Iraq National Oil Company would have exclusive control of just 17 of Iraq’s- 80 known oil fields, leaving two-thirds of Iraq’s known and all of undiscovered oil fields would be completely control by Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP.
Conclusion: Choosing Iraq War Bush and his administration chose war for profit and oil. We are fighting a war for control of Iraq’s natural resource-oil. If Republican or Democrat’s are elected we will still be in Iraq; fighting and dying for the benefit of corporate profits and Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and British Petroleum when Bush talks about winning he is talking about prize; preservation of oil companies’ interest in Iraq.