Compose a 1250 words assignment on why did the us invade iraq in 2003. Needs to be plagiarism free! The 9/11 attacks could be considered as the facilitator of the Iraq invasion. It was borne in mind. there are suggestions that the terrorist group Al-Qaeda resided in some parts of Iraq. It was also claimed that Iraq in some way was supplying the terrorist group with weaponry. This was the story that was used as the cloaking report that would be used to hide or conceal the true intention of the invasion of Iraq. (Gordon, 2006)
The main fact was that Iraq was or still is a country that has a high level of production of oil. This was something that the Bush administration was seeking to gain. It could stem from the fact that Saudi Arabia was not providing the ideal terms for the purchase of oil, and the cost seemed to be fairly high at a time when the cost of oil seemed to be increasing. The expenditure of the US government was quite high due to the ‘War on Terror’. It was therefore essential for the US to gain some supply of oil without having to exceed their actual expenditure.
The oil companies in the United States were having a production problem especially with the refinement of oil at an all-time low at the time. There was an actual shortage of oil and the fact that the oil reserves were drying up, meant that it was important that the US seek cheaper alternatives for the valuable commodity. The invasion of Iraq would serve as the best cover for the US in seeking new means of obtaining oil at a low cost. (Larson, 2010)
The actual nature of the Iraq invasion can be considered as a new ground for the United States to test their new weaponry. The war in Afghanistan at the time was progressing as expected, and as a result, it meant that objective in Afghanistan was met. However, this meant that the United States needed further training on their weaponry, as well as gets a better grip of the tactics that can be applied in the desert terrain. Iraq served as the nearest and .best alternative (North, 2009). .