Iraq War Wallpaper 1024 x 794
The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, is an ongoing conflict which began on March 20, 2003 with the United States-led invasion of Irag by a multinational coalition composed of U.S. and U.K. troops supported by smaller contingents from Australia, Poland, and other nations. The rationale for the invasion offered by U.S. President George W. Bush and coalition supporters included the allegation that Iraq possessed and was actively developing weapons of mass destruction in violation of a 1991 agreement to unconditionally give them up. U.S. officials argued that Iraq posed an imminent, urgent, and immediate threat to the United States, its allies, and interests. The invasion led to the quick defeat and flight of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, his capture in December, 2003, and his execution in December, 2006.