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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This was a sensitive time in Saudi Arabia's history with Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice making frequent trips during our troubles with extremists and during the US-Iraq war. Saudi Arabia during that period was being watched by every western nation.
4 told the US government-financed al-Hurra TV he expected a US-Iraq war within six months.
However, he suggested that it might be difficult to boost the company's fallen share price in light of what he called the probability of a US-Iraq war.