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Key Figures in the Iraq War

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This is a student project based on the Iraq War.

This is a student project based on the Iraq War.

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  • 1. Important People of the Iraq War
    • Isaac, Mike, Anna, Kelsey
  • 2. To American People
  • 3. To Iraqi People
  • 4.  
  • 5. 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
  • 6.  
  • 7. 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
  • 8.  
  • 9. 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
  • 10.  
  • 11. 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
  • 12.  
  • 13. 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
  • 14.  
  • 15. 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
  • 16.  
  • 17. Donald Rumsfeld
    • US Secretary of Defense from January 20, 2001 through December 18, 2006
    • Made many statements about Iraq’s alleged WMDs
  • 18.  
  • 19. 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