Run-Up To The War In Iraq Research Paper

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Running head: THE RUN-UP TO THE WAR IN IRAQ Angela Johnson Professor Skolnik English 128.05 12 May 2009 Assignment # 12 Abstract The war in Iraq is believed to have started because of the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. After the attacks on the Pentagon and both the World Trade Centers, George Bush devised a story to tell the Americans so they would be on his side and so they wouldn’t refute his plan. Bush came on television and told Americans, “You’re either with us or against us in this fight against terror.” This was one of the tactics Bush used to reel in Americans to fight in this war against Iraq with him. Bush wanted to…show more content…
When Americans began to believe that weapons of mass destruction existed and decided that Iraq was providing support to al Queda, the war could be justified as an act of self defense. Bush also told Americans by invading Iraq he would bring a democracy to their country to better the policies and enforce democratic beliefs in their country. The role of the media plays an imminent part in the run up to the war in Iraq. The media repeatedly showed the planes crashing into the World Trade Centers. People were watching this horrific act being shown on every news channel for weeks after the attacks occurred. At the same time Americans were being told that terrorist had hi-jacked each plane and took control of the planes in order for these terrible acts to have taken place. The media was used as a deception to all Americans in order for them to believe that there were actual terrorists who attacked America for an unseen reason. To this day no one has shown a reliable reason for the attacks on
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