What prompted the Iraq War in 2003? The easy reply is 9/11.
In this episode of IWM Stories, Chris Cooper explores the timeline of occasions that led from the 9/11 terror assaults to US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair invading Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. From Saddam’s use of chemical and organic weapons through the Iran-Iraq War to the First Gulf War in 1991 and from the 9/11 terror assaults to UN weapons inspections the Iraq War has a protracted and difficult historical past that goes far past oil and weapons of mass destruction.
Find out extra concerning the Iraq War: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-important-facts-about-the-iraq-war
Find out extra concerning the First Gulf War: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-was-the-gulf-war
Find out extra about Britain’s position in Afghanistan: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-was-the-british-role-in-afghanistan
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3:18 Saddam Hussein
4:53 UK Involvement
6:11 Intelligence Failures
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