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This is a student project based on the Iraq War.

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    Key Figures in the Iraq War Key Figures in the Iraq War Presentation Transcript

    • Important People of the Iraq War
      • Isaac, Mike, Anna, Kelsey
    • To American People
    • To Iraqi People
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    • Saddam Hussein
      • President of Iraq from July 16, 1979 through April 9, 2003
      • Captured during Operation Red Dawn on December 13, 2003 outside of Tikrit
      • On November 5, 2006, Saddam was found guilty of crimes against humanity
      • He was hung on December 30, 2006
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    • Nouri al-Maliki
      • Assumed position of Prime Minister of Iraq on May 20, 2006
      • Signed Saddam Hussein’s death warrant on December 30, 2006
      • Met with George W. Bush on December 14, 2008, when Muntadhar al Zaidi threw a shoe at Bush
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    • Taha Yassin Ramadan
      • Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 until the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003
      • Captured in Mosul on August 19, 2003
      • On November 5, 2006, he was sentenced to life imprisonment
      • On February 12, 2007, that ruling was overturned, and he was sentenced to death by hanging
      • He was hung on the fourth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, on March 20, 2007
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    • Amir Hamudi Hasan al-Saadi
      • Saddam’s liason with UN inspectors in the run up to the invasion of Iraq
      • Insisted Iraq had destroyed all WMDs
      • Turned himself in to coalition forces on April 12, 2003
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    • George W. Bush
      • The US invaded Iraq, starting on March 20, 2003 to disarm Iraq of WMDs, end Saddam’s support for terrorism, and free the Iraqi people
      • On January 10, 2007, Bush a surge of 21,500 more to Iraq
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    • Colin Powell
      • US Secretary of State from January 20, 2001, through January 26, 2005
      • At first, he was opposed to invading Iraq, but supported it after the international community became involved
      • On February 5, 2003, he addressed the UN Security Council to argue in favor of military action in Iraq
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    • Donald Rumsfeld
      • US Secretary of Defense from January 20, 2001 through December 18, 2006
      • Made many statements about Iraq’s alleged WMDs
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    • General David Petraeus
      • Commander of US Central Command since October 31, 2008
      • Commander of the Multi-National Force in Iraq from January 27, 2007, through September 16, 2008