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.
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.
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 also the birthplace of many of the ancient middle-eastern civilizations: Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian etc.