Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

The official United States military name for the war between the U.S. and its allies and Saddam Hussein's Iraq and later various insurgent groups. Operation Iraqi Freedom removed Saddam Hussein, Iraq's dictator, from power. However, it created a significant power vacuum, which led to high levels of violence. Economically, it disrupted Iraq's oil production during a period of time in which oil prices quadrupled. Operation Iraqi Freedom lasted from 2003 to 2011; it was controversial both in the United States and abroad.
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"As the Deputy Prime Minister  in that Government I must express my fullest apology, especially to the families of the 179 men and women who gave their lives in the Iraq War," Prescott wrote in the (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/john-prescott-reveals-guilt-illegal-8387319) Sunday Mirror , accepting his share of blame while critiquing the Blair government.
Mr Blair, who was Labour leader between 1994 and 2007 and served 10 years as PM, was speaking to Emily Maitlis on the BBC's This Week's World in advance of the publication of the long-awaited Chilcot report next month into the Iraq War.
Almost 12 percent of the 1,322 participants reported high levels of acute stress related to 9/11 and about 7 percent reported high levels of acute stress related to the Iraq War.
The Iraq war made Iran the regional power by default.
A senior lawmaker of then ruling Liberal Democratic Party said, ''Can we afford to allow Japan's alliance with the United States to be damaged by walking away (from the Iraq war) when Japan is facing a threat from North Korea?''
Enloe pulls these women from the shadows into the public eye, enabling readers to recognize and address the "remasculinization and deepening patriarchy" that is following the Iraq war.
This was the rally against the Iraq war on the 15th of February 2003.
Actually, Vaught, an Iraq War veteran and vice chair of the House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee, has a small part in the film, which incorporates many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Israel in the second Iraq War; the influence of Likud.
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THE Labour Government has imposed a list of protocols on the Chilcot Iraq War Inquiry, apparently limiting what the inquiry can reveal to the public.
The downside of being a famous orator like Mr Blair is that any rubbish you talk is remembered more forcibly than the good stuff and I heard him address the House of Commons in support of the Iraq war saying: "I believe with every fibre of my being that weapons of mass destruction exist in Iraq which could be deployed against neighbouring countries and the west within a few days."
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