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U.S. involvement in Iraq - Essay Example
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United States of America (USA), the only super power of the planet Earth, fully believes in its supremacy and obviously prides in its military and economic power. Against this backdrop, it feels it can do whatever it likes.
It should be held equally guilty for indirectly abetting and aiding the genocide of ethnic Tutsis by the Hutu armed gangs in Rwanda in 1994 by keeping silent and not interfering to stop the mass killings of innocent people. Whenever the US acted, its humanitarian face was covered with false explanations and lame excuses. In Iraq, US repeatedly acted, at times overacted, and precipitated killings of innocent people. In Rwanda, US never acted when its intervention was most sought after and thereby allowed lawless gangs to take the law into their hands.
US involvement in Iraq began when the latter invaded its neighbour Iran in 1980. The then Reagan Administration had removed Iraq from its list of terrorist countries to find a way out to equip the then Saddam regime with improved defence capabilities. Confirmed and unconfirmed reports in the past revealed that the US had supplied weapons grade poison material secretly to Iraq which turned it into chemical and gas weapons and used them against Iranians in the war. In August 1988, Iran and Iraq declared a cease fire but prior to that nearly 65ooo Iranians were
of northern Iraq killing 100,000 people and destroying 1200 Kurdish villages completely. During those days, Saddam was fully supported by the US. ...
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