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  sociology - 2003 Invasion of Iraq
Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi had settled in Kurdish northern Iraq (an area not controlled by Saddam Hussein's government) where he joined, and may have led, the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam, which was an enemy of the Ba'athist government.
Iraq was subsequently marked by violent conflict between U.S.-led occupation of Iraq soldiers and forces described by the occupiers as insurgents.
Their view was that Iraq had violated the terms of the cease-fire by breaching two key conditions and thus made the invasion of Iraq a legal continuation of the earlier war.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (9130 words)

 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The stated objective of the invasion was "to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people".
On March 20, 2003, the invasion of Iraq began.
Polish involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (8601 words)

 Sizing Up an Invasion of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In exercises and simulations of post-Saddam Iraq conducted during the summer and fall, it became clear that without a large U.S. (or, ideally, multinational) military presence in Iraq as the regime collapsed, Iraq itself would likely fall into chaos, and reconstruction would be very difficult.
Iraq's armed forces are no match for America's, but if given the chance they could put up enough of a fight to allow Iraq to inflict significant casualties before the regime falls.
Iraq's Republican Guard and the Iraqi Army's heavy divisions have shown they have the discipline and commitment to withstand a massive U.S. air campaign, but they lack the combat skills and equipment to withstand a massive U.S. ground campaign.
www.brookings.edu /views/op-ed/pollack/20021218.htm   (2557 words)

 Iraq War -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Iraq war or war in Iraq is both an informal and formal term for military conflicts in Iraq that began with the invasion of 2003.
Allegedly perceived goals of the invasion and occupation as stated by the United States in 2002 before the Iraq invasion are likewise controversial factors.
The War of Iraq (2003) was the war in the Middle East country of Iraq, which resulted from the the Iraq disarmament crisis of late 2002 and began with the invasion of 2003.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=9964   (3467 words)

 The US Invasion of Iraq: The Military Side of Globalization?
Iraq, not coincidentally, is also the only Arab country to combine a sizable educated population, large oil resources, and adequate water supplies, thereby making it possible for Baghdad to maintain a truly independent foreign and domestic policy.
Explaining the U.S. invasion of Iraq in terms of imposing militarily what the IMF could not impose itself, however, may only be part of the story.
The invasion of Iraq, then, may represent not just a frightening repudiation of the post-World War II international system embodied in the United Nations Charter, but a return to 19th century great power politics of imperial conquest to control key economic resources.
www.commondreams.org /views04/1020-28.htm   (1917 words)

 AlterNet: Special Coverage: War on Iraq
About 8,000 soldiers have gone AWOL since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and many of them are looking to their predecessors for support.
In the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, Bush needed the approval of religious leaders to shore up his religious base and a group of Catholic theoconservatives were happy to help him do just that.
The Lancet study that estimated 655,000 Iraqis killed since the US invasion of 2003 was based on some of the most solid research methods possible, but that didn't stop the American press from trying to say it wasn't so.
www.alternet.org /waroniraq   (1525 words)

 Invasion Of Iraq
The United States invasion of Iraq may be prophesied by Daniel, but this does not mean it is morally justified.
And the king of the south shall be moved with anger, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north; and he shall set forth a great multitude, and the multitude shall be given into his hand.
Daniel may be warning that the occupation of Iraq could cause terrorist strikes against the United States that will deliver a multitude into the hand of the King of the South.
www.etpv.org /2003/ioi.html   (1694 words)

 Aspects of India's Economy Nos. 33 & 34 - Special Issue on the US-Iraq War
Further, it is widely reported in the American press that the United States plans to use the invasion of Iraq as a launching pad for a drastic re-shaping of West Asia.
Indeed the US is contemplating using the invasion of Iraq as the springboard for a drastic political ‘cleansing’ of the entire region, along the lines of the process long underway in the Balkans and continuing in Afghanistan-Pakistan.
Indeed it is even willing to provoke, by its invasion of Iraq, uprisings in other states of the region, in order to provide it with an occasion to invade those states.
www.rupe-india.org /34/behind.html   (1638 words)

 2003 Invasion of Iraq - dKosopedia
Iraq had been effectively disarmed of its capacity to make chemical weapons by the United Nations long before the start of the conflict.
After the WMD and terrorism pretexts were shown to be deceptions, the administration deployed democratization as a post-hoc explanation for the invasion.
Why we HAD to invade Iraq Wed Jan 12th, 2005 at 17:21:47 EST by Lestatdelc - proposes that the real reason for the invasion was the potential consequences of sanctions being lifted, once the UN inspectors concluded that Saddam was in compliance with relevant resolutions.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (2134 words)

 Iraq Lies
Prewar Views of Iraq Threat Are Under Review by C.I.A. Weapons failure - It now appears that the so-called "clear and present danger" of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) did not exist and that French and German critics were correctly skeptical of the U.S. argument for the use of force.
Thus, the terror of 9/11 and the boogeyman of Iraq's supposed WMD stash became the key to pushing an ambitious plan to redraw the map of the Middle East.
The Bush administration distorted intelligence and presented conjecture as evidence to justify a U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a retired intelligence official who served during the months before the war.
www.tvnewslies.org /html/iraq_lies.html   (6075 words)

 TCS Daily - Shaken and Stirred
The US invasion of Iraq has so shaken and stirred the Middle East that some exceptionally strange things are happening.
While the success of Iraq's democracy hangs in the balance from an operational perspective, the strategic advantages created by the invasion of Iraq are working very favorably for the US in the current Israeli-Lebanon crisis in very tangible ways.
But let there be no mistake: this moment would not have been possible without the invasion of Iraq, and the destruction of Hezbollah is very much in the interest of the United States and that of any other nation that abhors terrorism.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=072106B   (937 words)

 The War on Terrorism: Saddam Hussein and Iraq
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government: (http://www.official-documents.co.uk/document/reps/iraq/cover.htm).
Most reports focus on military trends and events, though some analyses of postwar Iraq, and the possible economic impact of military action, are included.
Iraq: Former and Recent Military Confrontations With the United States: (http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/14836.pdf).
personal.ecu.edu /durantd/wot/iraq.html   (2890 words)

 Post-war Iraq - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the prime training ground for foreign terrorists
.PDF: Reconstructing Iraq: A Guide to the Issues from the United Nations Foundation and Open Society Institute, provides concise background information on post-war reconstruction, on the unique challenges presented by Iraq, and on the implications of the new Security Council Resolution.
Most Americans, 54 percent, continue to believe the Iraq war was worth fighting, but that's down from 70 percent in April.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Post-war_Iraq   (1231 words)

 The corporate invasion of Iraq
Many Iraqis are so desperate for work that they risk their lives--lining up for a job as an Iraqi police recruit, or waiting outside U.S. headquarters in Baghdad’s "Green Zone" for the hope of any kind of employment.
While the U.S. media turn their attention away from Iraq, the continued chaos caused by the U.S. occupation is more apparent every day.
Late last month, for example, the interim government was forced to postpone its first national conference--for a second time--because of attacks by the Iraqi resistance and allegations of mismanagement and string-pulling by the U.S. The conference would have chosen a de facto parliament until January elections.
www.socialistworker.org /2004-2/508/508_16_CorporateInvasion.shtml   (757 words)

 Behind the Invasion of Iraq by The Research Unit for Political Economy
Behind the Invasion of Iraq is written from a different perspective, and one that makes possible a far more comprehensive point of view.
They show that the invasion of Iraq is a desperate gamble by a section of American capital to secure their hold on power that is driven by the wish to stave off economic crisis through military means.
In a context where so many rulers are themselves clients of the United States, the war is aimed not at the rulers but at the masses of ordinary people whose hostility to imperialism has not been broken even by corrupt and autocratic rulers.
www.monthlyreview.org /behindiraq.htm   (370 words)

 Bush again defends invasion of Iraq - Politics - MSNBC.com
Even as he conceded that investigators had not found the weapons of mass destruction that he had warned that Iraq possessed, Bush underscored his message by saying eight times in a speech at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that America was more secure.
The president offered a broad new defense of the invasion March 2003 of Iraq three days after the release of a Senate report that harshly criticized unsubstantiated intelligence cited in the run-up to the war, a crucial battle in the fight on terrorism.
The key U.S. assertions leading to the invasion — that Saddam had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make nuclear weapons — were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA analyses, a scathing Intelligence Committee report asserted Friday.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5423244   (1050 words)

 CNN.com - No casualties? White House disputes Robertson comment - Oct 20, 2004
More than 1,100 American troops have been killed in Iraq since the invasion, most of them battling an insurgency that followed the overthrow of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
He said that's when the president told him he did not expect casualties from the invasion.
Even as Robertson criticized Bush for downplaying the potential dangers of the Iraq war, he heaped praise on Bush, saying he believes the president will win the election.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/19/robertson.bush.iraq/index.html   (706 words)

 Democracy Now! | Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Author Stephen Kinzer discusses his new book, "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq." In it, he writes that the invasion of Iraq "was the culmination of a 110-year period during which Americans overthrew fourteen governments that displeased them for various ideological, political, and economic reasons." [includes rush transcript]
"The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not an isolated episode.
AMY GOODMAN: Now, something we see today, for example, in Iraq, is the critical role, not only of the U.S. government perhaps protecting U.S. corporations, but the role of the media in all of this.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=06/04/21/132247   (3738 words)

 Do you remember? - Invasion Iraq: 3 Years Later - MSNBC.com
- Invasion Iraq: 3 Years Later - MSNBC.com
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