2nd Draft – Should Other Countries Pull Out of the Iraqi War?
17th of July 2009
By Christina Kolding 10W
I strongly believe that other countries (such as the US, UK, Germany and Italy) should pull out all their troops from Iraq. I believe this because if we leave Iraq alone, the conflicts would eventually sort themselves out and all the countries involved wouldn’t go on to lose more innocent people.
The Iraqi War began on March the 20th, 2003 with an invasion by a multinational force led by troops from the United States and the United Kingdom.
Precedent of the war, the governments of the US and UK claimed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD) which posed a threat to national security and their allies. However, upon inspection the United Nations weapons inspectors found no evidence of WMD. After the invasion, the governments concluded that that Iraq had ended its WMD programs in 1991, but that they intended to resume production if the Iraq sanctions were lifted. However, some officials also blamed Saddam Hussein of harbouring and supporting Al-Qaida, but no evidence was ever found. Other reasons for the invasion stated by officials included Iraq’s financial support for the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, Iraqi government human rights abuses, Iraq’s oil reserves and an effort on the part of the coalition forces to spread democracy in the country and region.
However, opponents of military intervention in Iraq attacked the decision to invade Iraq because of numerous arguments, including that invading Iraq had potential to destabilize the region, that it would be a distraction from the war on terrorism and other priorities, that it would be better to devise a diplomatic solution rather than a military intervention, that there was a lack of a UN mandate and lastly, that the decision was based on faulty evidence.
I think that the troop from the other countries should be pulled out of the Iraqi war immediately because...