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.