posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 05:52 PM
On April 9th US forces entered Baghdad officially ending the tyrannical rule of Saddam Hussein. Because of continued commitment in Iraq, the country
is now on the path to a successful democracy. Iraq war was clearly necessary to deny terrorists a base, complete the disarmament to Saddam’s weapons
of mass destruction program, and to liberate the people of Iraq. We must understand these important objectives to understand how important victory in
One of the principal reasons to invade Iraq was to deny the terrorists a safe harbor in Iraq.
Saddam Hussein sponsored, harbored, and trained terrorists in Iraqi territory. During a statement to the Nine Eleven Commission Judith S. Yaphe she
said “Baghdad actively sponsored terrorist groups, providing safe haven, training, arms, and logistical support, requiring in exchange that the
groups carry out operations ordered by Baghdad for Saddam's objectives, Terrorist groups were not permitted to have offices, recruitment, or training
facilities or freely use territory under the regime's direct control without explicit permission from Saddam.” Judith S. Yaphe is a distinguished
research professor at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. These many terrorist groups included Fatah Revolutionary Council who is
responsible for brutally murdering 22 people aboard Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan. They also murdered Jordanian diplomats are believed to be
behind multiple failed assassination attempts across Europe. The Palestinian Liberation Front who should be better known as Palestinians for the
Annihilation of Israel was also harbored in Iraq. They were responsible for the hijacking the Italian cruise ship The Achille Lauro in the
Mediterranean Sea during which one wheelchair bound American civilian was thrown overboard. When the PLF wasn’t throwing elderly civilians off
cruise ships they were calling for suicide bomb attacks on Israel. After the cruise ship attack the PLF relocated to Baghdad, Iraq where they were
harbored by Saddam Hussein. The most infamous terrorist sheltered in Iraq was none other then Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, former leader of Unification and
Jihad to al Qaeda in Iraq.He personally beheaded American citizen Nicholas Berg and is credited with several other beheadings. Saddam Hussein had
taken in some of the world’s most feared and reviled terrorists and provided them with shelter, training and funding, this was not to be tolerated
and now these terrorists no longer have a safe haven in the new Republic of Iraq. It should be noted that the all the leaders on the terrorist
organization mentioned before are all dead, one by suicide, and the other two died after being captured by US forces.
Another reason why Saddam had to go was he had weapons of mass destruction as well as development programs.
On April 3 1991 at the 2981st meeting of the United Nations Permanent Security Council, Resolution 687 was adopted. The resolution stated that
“That Iraq shall unconditionally accept the destruction, removal, or rendering harmless, under international supervision, of:
(a) All chemical and biological weapons and all stocks of agents and all related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and
Saddam Hussein and his government said they had complied with the resolution, abandoned there weapons and programs to produce them. During an
interview with CBS news anchor Dan Rather, Saddam Hussein stated “And it was on that basis that Iraq actually accepted Resolution - accepted it,
even though Iraq was absolutely certain that what it had said, what the Iraqi officials…had kept saying, that… Iraq was empty, was void of any
such weapons, and was the case.” Saddam blatantly lied to the whole world .As our nations intelligence agencies including the Central Intelligence
Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency stated before the war; there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.