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The scene for the invasion on Iraq after the September 11,2001 attacks which left 3,000 innocents killed. American soldiers rushed to Iraq in response to the terrorist attacks. Before soldiers were first deployed the CIA was sent to Afghanistan to gather allies whom were fighting against the onslaught of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in a mission titled 'Operation Jaw Breaker' followed shortly after by 'Operation Urgent Fury.'

Iraq was invaded with the support from NATO,the UK, and before this conflict, Iraq was also involved in the Gulf War, in which Saddam Hussein sought out its oil enriched neighbor, Kuwait, invading it. The UN then authorized military action on the country. The US led an international coalition to Iraq and shortly crushed Saddams forces.
During the recent invasion of Iraq by America and other international coalition forces, President George W. Bush stated that Iraq was holding Weapons of Mass Destruction, and had come to realize this by documents provided by the CIA and government of the United Kingdom.

After the invasion and the US troop surge, violence began to decline in the summer of 2007, and on June 29,2009 US forces withdrew from the city streets, due to a pact created under George W. Bush. This pact states that US troops will be off the streets by June 30, 2009, and that US forces will be out of Iraq by December 31, 2011. June 30th is celebrated as National Sovereignty Day.
The country of Iraq is located in the Middle East, and is the subject of the US led international coalition against the Global War on Terror.
by LolRickAstley April 29, 2010
 
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A country that, while liberated by the 'shoot first' phase, is rapidly deteriorating during the 'ask questions later' phase.
by Anonymous July 31, 2003
 
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Place George Bush decided to attack for several reasons.
1. It's in the Middle East.
2. His dad had already tried and failed to get rid of Saddam.
3. He's a crap president, and war detracts attention from this
Supposedly in posession of super-powerful WoMDs, which as of yet have not been found.
The people of Iraq don't seem too happy about being 'liberated'
by - July 15, 2003
 
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In Biblical times, known as Erech. The name Iraq is a modernized spelling of "Uruk", an ancient city state in ancient Summeria.

After the collapse of the Ottoman (Turkish)empire, Europe carved up international boundaries and in the course of restructuring had created the modern country of "Iraq". Doomed to failure from the start, this artificially-created country was home to many disparate ethnicities and religions. Internal conflict was inevitable.

The rise of the Baath party (and its inevitable fall at the hands of the American-led coalition) was a response to this conflict.

There is no single language spoken in Iraq. Standard Arabic is most commonly used with Kurdish, Turkmen, Assyrian and Farsi spoken by a minority of the population.
"Iraq is considered the birthplace of civilization: Home to first city "Ur" and the birthplace of writing (in the form of clay tablets written in cuneiform.)

Iraq is also the birthplace of many of the ancient middle-eastern civilizations: Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian etc.
by Aec August 27, 2003
 
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A place where Americans are dying, because they never should have been there.
cause of death: Iraq.
by AllUltima February 19, 2005
 
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a country the US is committed to liberating, even if they have to kill every last man, woman and child in it to do it.
The people of Iraq were given freedom. They chose to elect the same type of radical muslim filth they always do, so the US had to liberate them again. This time they kept on liberating them until they were all dead.
by rory calhoun January 30, 2005
 
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The 53rd state of America after Britian
by derick nobcheese September 23, 2003
 
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The only Middle-Eastern country that Americans can locate on a map. This is because Americans are ignorant to anything that doesn't involve them.
Son: Wow, pa, I know where Iraq is!
Father: Shut up and finish eating your grits.
by xXdarksliderXx August 11, 2005