LARA asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

why did Geoge W. Bush declare war on Iraq?

20 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Only congress can 'declare' war, the President does not have that power. Our congress overwhelming authorized the use of force in both Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Our reason for being in Iraq is that Saddam repeatedly violated the terms of the cease fire he agreed to in 1991.

  • 1 decade ago

    First, GWB did not and can not declare war on Iraq. Only Congress can declare war and the last time they did that was 5 June 1942 against Romania, Hungry, and Bulgaria. Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a war it is a conflict authorized by Congress.

    Three blind men walk up on an elephant. They all touch it to figure out what it is. The first guy grabs the trunk and says it is a fire hose. The second guy grabs a leg and says it is a tree. The third guys grabs the tail and says it is a rope. They argue about who is right, but each of them only know one part and they are all wrong. However, if they had put all the parts together collectively they would have figured out that was an elephant.

    I believe this tale illustrates what has happened in Iraq. Most people pick one agenda and cite it as the reason. Most popular is oil, which compared to some other countries Iraq has little of it (they rank #12 in exports worldwide). In fact the US produces more oil than Iraq, so why would we invade them solely for their oil? But if you take the WMD program and Iraq's capability and willingness to use them, that posed a major threat. Connection to terrorist organizations. Violation of human rights on a daily basis. An unstable country causes problems with neighbors in an unstable region. To spread democracy around the world. If you take an objective look, I think it was necessary to do what we did. The media's reports on almost anything is usually one sided, and that includes the war. And most people belive what they hear and latch onto it as the truth. There are three sides to every story, your side, their side, and the truth.

  • 4 years ago

    Bush in no way declared warfare on Iraq. The President won't be in a position to declare warfare on any usa. What Bush did became into use the warfare Powers determination of 1973. "the purpose of the warfare Powers determination is to be certain that Congress and the President proportion in making judgements that would get the U.S. in touch in hostilities. parts of the warfare Powers determination require the President to hunt for suggestion from with Congress beforehand of the commencing up of any hostilities besides as usually till U.S. defense force are not from now on engaged in hostilities (Sec. 3); and to do away with U.S. defense force from hostilities if Congress has not declared warfare or handed a determination authorizing using stress interior 60 days (Sec. 5(b)). Following an respected request by ability of the President to Congress, the time shrink would nicely be prolonged by ability of one extra 30 days (possibly while "unavoidable defense force necessity" demands extra action for a secure withdrawal)." To the guy who pronounced 9/11, Saddam Hussein had not something to do with those assaults. cease looking at Fox information, it is going to certainly drain what intelligence you have left. what's left

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    So funny to see all these people so sure about their "we're fighting terrorism" thing. How stupid are you to not understand that launching a conflic that killed more than 30'000 CIVILIANS in Irak just in 2006 will have as only result to make you an ever more tempting target for terrorists?

    Stop being naive and believing everything Fox News tells you. Oil is the only reason why US troops were sent there (oh no sorry, rebuilding the country should also profit to the US economy).

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He didn't declare war and he can't.

    Although trying to pass things like this ( and viet nam, korea, first gulf war, etc ) off as something other than an "official" war is pretty insane.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because his handlers told him to. Big Oil in particular...the only reason was to try and gain full control of Iraq's oil. There was NO connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Quaida, or between Iraq and terrorism, or between Iraq and 9/11...and George Bush himself has publicly admitted it! No WMDs either...Saddam was scum and the world won't miss him - but eliminating him was not our right or responsibility.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't recall him ever 'declaring' war against Iraq.

  • cidyah
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    He was under the impression that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and would use them to promote terrorism.

  • 1 decade ago

    -because of oil

    -because he likes to lie to us there is a WMD on Iraq

    -bacause he think he try to banish terorist but the truth is he just creates alot more of them ( bomers in Iraq)

  • John L
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    He didn't, only Congress can declare war, and they chose not to.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.