Iraq War


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  • I really dont know who you think you are but this is probably one of the most bipartisan presentation regarding the Iraqi War. No wait I forgot its only the democrats spreading rumors that president bush announced the war declaration, and that all the statistics listed are completely. Grow up and create your own slideshow about the Iraqi War. You are just another example of a retarded republican who believes that its your way or the highway. You should just shut up before you embarass your party even more.
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  • Another one sided myopic view of the war. Must have been prepared by Dan Rather, Rosie O'donald, Michael Moore,Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, and John Kerry. Their are some dumb bastards in this world but the above are grade A dumb bastards, along with the moron who produced this slide show. I bet it was approved by that Arab, Obama.
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Iraq War

  1. 1. IRAQ WAR By: Ethan blum
  2. 2. Why we went <ul><li>9-11 attacks started a war on Terror </li></ul><ul><li>Free the citizens of Iraq from Saddam Hussein </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why we went (cont.) <ul><li>Iraq was suspected of weapon trading with Al-Qaida and thought to have weapons of Mass Destruction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Declaration of War <ul><li>October 11 th 2002 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority rules and the Senate votes ‘Yea’ for an Iraqi invasion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 19 th , 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President Bush declares war on Iraq </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alliances and Enemies
  6. 6. Operation Iraqi Freedom <ul><li>‘ Decapitation attack’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two waves of air strikes hit Baghdad </li></ul><ul><li>Troops march from Kuwait to Baghdad </li></ul>
  7. 7. Operation Iraqi Freedom (cont.) <ul><li>About 1,000 paratroopers land in Northern Iraq to squish Iraqi Resistance Forces </li></ul><ul><li>American tanks roll into Baghdad and inflict heavy Iraqi casualties </li></ul><ul><li>April 9 th , 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baghdad falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still sporadic fighting throughout the city </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Weapons Used <ul><li>M-9 Handgun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful sidearm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M16A2 Rifle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 round burst or single shot </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tanks & Missiles <ul><li>Tomahawk Cruise Missile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets coordinates to attack target with heavy power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M1 Abrams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavily armored </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Airplanes <ul><li>F-22 nicknamed the Raptor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can fly up to Mach 2.42 (1,600 mph) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can out maneuver any other jet in a dogfight </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. More Airplanes <ul><li>F-15 aka the Eagle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fly Mach 2.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform air-air as well as air to ground missions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ?????? <ul><li>Hussein fled </li></ul><ul><li>Couldn’t find him or the weapons of mass destruction </li></ul>
  13. 13. “We got him” <ul><li>December 14, 2003 Saddam Hussein captured </li></ul><ul><li>Victory!? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Saddam Hussein <ul><li>He was tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide </li></ul><ul><li>The Coalition Provisional Authority voted to create the Iraqi Special Tribune (IST), consisting of five Iraqi judges </li></ul>
  15. 15. Verdict <ul><li>Sentence to death by hanging </li></ul><ul><li>Saddam shouted, “Long live the people. Long live the Arab nation. Down with the spies.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Difficulty <ul><li>Insurgents keep fighting American and Iraqi soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>New posted Government officials keep getting assassinated </li></ul>
  17. 17. New misson <ul><li>Establish a democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Army </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Casualties as of May 6 th , 2008 <ul><li>American casualties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wounded around 30,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead around 4000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Iraqi/Insurgents casualties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Death around 27,000 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Economy of the war <ul><li>From the start of the war to this year the war has cost over a trillion dollars </li></ul><ul><li>It has paid for transportation, weapons, medical supplies, food, salaries of the soldiers, etc... </li></ul>
  20. 20. America at home <ul><li>At first it was very supported </li></ul><ul><li>As it dragged people starting questioning why we were there </li></ul>
  21. 21. Cindy Sheehan <ul><li>Famous person to openly object the war and start to picket out side the Bush ranch </li></ul><ul><li>Son died in Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Asked: “Why are fighting?” </li></ul><ul><li>Soon people started to follow her and picket as well </li></ul>
  23. 26. THE END