The United States of America unleashed the war against Iraq on 2003, and until this point is still ongoing, creating further more damages on both sides. The attack on Iraq commenced on March 2003, with the US force being backed up by British army, together with contingent from other ally countries like Poland, Australia and Denmark. The attack flickered with US President Bush coining the term “war against terror. ” The war that US unleashed is considered as a test of strength, military, economic and political supremacy over their opponents.
US forces were less weary of the war outcomes because they have been all the while believed that they have stood above all other countries based on their hegemonic power and control (Kaysen, 2004, pp. 2-9). In a nutshell, it might have bee quite acceptable and believable that US backed on their theories that indeed, Iraqis have kept weapons of mass destruction (wmd) and that they were the culprits behind the 9/11 attack. These two reasons have been their main excuse for launching the war.
However, circumstances and investigations have cleared Iraq from acquiring WMDs and no one has fully proven their involvement on the 9/11 attack, but the war still continued to take place. It then started to surface that US is playing behind the politics of oil and war. American economy has been in the last few years slowing down and experiencing difficulties. And engagement to war has most likely kept issues away from their economic state, and at the same time the war has served as an avenue for generating economic returns through amunitions and state spending that are all reflected in their GDP.
More so, the most important thing would be, if they win the war, they get to seize Iraqi land and from then, they could enjoy all the oil resources that American land has been lacking (“Economic Motives” and “Iraq War Economics” ) Therefore, in contrast to the reasons that US claimed as culprits of the war, history and evidences have shown that economic motives are stronger than political incidents underlying the cause of the war.
And even though there have been calls from concerned citizens to put an end to this war, stronger and richer countries such as US and Great Britain never bothered to listen to such calls, because win or lose, they get something from the war that benefits their economies one way or another.
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