America and its allied forces invaded Baghdad,capital city of Afganistan in 2003 on 19th march.
United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days. The war was fought with majority of American soldiers and funds from US which were supported from UK and some other countries.
Reason for Invasion of Iraq by US
Saddam Hussein was spreading terrorism and was funding terror attacks all around the world. Weapons of mass destruction were created under his regime and which US fears that Iraq will use it against US. These weapons were biological and chemical in nature.
US attacked Iraq to disarm it from weapons of mass destruction and to free Iraqi common man from Saddam Hussein.
US attacked Iraq going against the UN resolution of resolving the matter through peaceful talks with Saddam Hussein and Iraq Government. Some US allies stood against US using arms and weapons to find the solution. Countries like France, Germany, New Zealand, and Canada opposed US for using military actions against Iraq. In a UN reports there has been no available weapons of mass destructions found.
Real Reason for Invasion of Iraq by US
The Gulf War ended on 28 February 1991 with a cease-fire negotiated between the UN Coalition and Iraq. It was revealed that a biological weapons (BW) program in Iraq had begun in the early 1980s.
The UN investigation concluded that there was no evidence the program had continued after the war. The U.S. and its allies then maintained a policy of “containment” towards Iraq. This policy involved numerous economic sanctions by the UN Security Council.
In October 1998, removing the Hussein regime became official U.S. foreign policy with enactment of the Iraq Liberation Act.
BUT then 9/11 attacked happened. An immediate meeting by called by the US President Geogre W. Bush. Later on the same day Al-Qaeda took the responsibility of the attacks.
US declared its “War on Terrorism” and linked Al –Qaeda with Iraq and Saddam Hussein. But there has been no links between Al-Qaeda and Saddam.
So, the main reason for US attacking Iraq was no demolish the rule of Saddam.
Post Iraq Invasion some questions were raised
Why was solution being sorted out by peace talks?
What is the role of UN then if they cannot control US or any other country to declare a war against any other country ? Why UN couldn’t stop US from invasion when UN reports confirmed of no weapons of mass destructions ?
Is UN heavily dependent of US? Does US controls UN?