43 Percent Of Polled Americans Claim Iraqi Invasion By U.S. Forces Was Justified, Per Pew Research

Irrespective of why exactly you believe three World Trade Center towers fell in New York City on September 11, 2001, disputing the fact that largely unneeded wars occurred as a direct result is difficult, if not rationally impossible.

Why is that?

The United States, led by the George W. Bush (Bush 43) administration, claimed that Middle Eastern militant leader Saddam Hussein was actively developing WMDs – or “weapons of mass destruction” – or supporting the infamous extremist Islamic militant group al-Qaeda, neither of which turned out to be true.

Regardless of what the Republican United States President Bush 43 truly believed, what’s true is that the invasion of Iraq ultimately spawned ISIS, an acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham – known in Arabic by the acronym Daesh – a group that gained worldwide attention in 2014 when it drove Iraqi official government forces outside of its strongholds developed after the United States Army left them to native Iraqis just years before.

ISIS is also responsible for the Capture of Mosul and the Sinjar Massacre, during the latter of which thousands of a local minority ethnic group were killed. If ISIS doesn’t yet ring a bell, they’re the black-flag group that’s responsible for far too many graphic beheading and firing squad executions across the Middle East.

Exactly fifteen years ago, on March 19, 2003, George W. Bush formally declared war on Iraq, pushing United States troops forward through the nation. Death totals of innocent Iraqi citizens reached upwards of a whopping 200,000 count, alongside the passing of roughly 4,540 American soldiers.

So, even though nothing but negativity was spawned of the United States invasion on Iraq, many American citizens believe that the war was justified. As a matter of fact, internationally-recognized research firm Pew Research found that 43 percent of Americans claimed “it was the right decision.”

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