On Nov. 21, 2001, 72 days after the terrorist attacks on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Bush directed Rumsfeld to
begin planning for war with Iraq.
Previously reported that Bush directed the Pentagon to begin
considering options for an invasion of Iraq immediately after the
Sept. 11 attacks.
• March 20, 2003 ,the
military invasion of
Iraq began. The 2003
invasion of Iraq, led by
US army General
Tommy Franks, began
under the codename
Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve,
safely out of office, confessed in his memoir, "Everyone
knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil." He elaborated in
an interview with The Washington Post's Bob Woodward, "If
Saddam Hussein had been head of Iraq and there was no oil
under those sands, our response to him would not have
been as strong as it was in the ﬁrst Gulf War."
• United Nations
terrorism as an act to
bodily harm people or
kill them just to
• Terrorist also may
attack high end levels
of power just to show
they have power and
are in control to obtain
what they want.
• May 1, 2003:
nation from the
aircraft carrier USS
and declares the
end of "major
• A video
11 May, 2004-
posted on an Islamic
shows the beheading
of US hostage Nick
• In the video the
among them Abu
say they are
abuse of Iraqi
War generates Billions of dollars to Government contracted businesses
allowing for the rich to get richer, the poorer to suffer
Others feel that this war has become a raquettier for big business to
get bigger and small businesses to stay small
• November, 2006- Many Iraqis
celebrate as Saddam Hussein is
convicted of crimes against
humanity and sentenced to
death by hanging.
On December 30, 2006 Saddam
Hussein was hanged
Thousands of families have loved ones ﬁghting overseas,
some will never see their husband, wife, son, or daughter
Thousands more become wounded or develop psychological
illnesses that go
Lives torn apart for a war that only can be speculated on.
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