Buying The War And Bush’s War

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The videos about “Buying the War and Bush’s War,” show the American people the cruel reality about the war in Iraq. They display many of the atrocities committed within the war, were many Americans and Iraqis died. This was the time when the country of the United States was under George Bush’s administration (2001-2008). All was initiated after the attack to the World Trade Center, on 9/11, which was one of the biggest terrorist attacks that anyone could ever live. Many people that witnessed what happened or heard the news still remember the tragedy. On that day the U.S. Citizens became angry, anxious, and scared about their safety. In respond to this, the U.S. President, George W. Bush, decided to retaliate against terrorists and declared war on al-Qaeda. However, the issue became more complex when Vice President Cheney, and the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, exerts their power to convince the country, the President, and also the United Nations about a possible link between Sudan Husain and al-Qaeda. In addition, Cheney and Rumsfeld, made more accusations about Sudan by saying that he has in his power weapons of mass destruction, therefore he was a threat for the United States. Information was manipulated between the head politicians and the press; the President and his delegates had already prepared how the press conference was going to develop, and also they had choose their journalists who were going to interview them. Everything was prepared to their favor, because they already had set their minds on declaring their war to Iraq, even though they knew they did not have a reliable source, or a prove that show Sudan culpability. At the end the truth emerged showing that in fact there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
While one applied some of McNamara lessons to the facts lived during the war in Iraq, One sees how every one of his lessons makes sense when connecting them to the war in Iraq. Every war generates fatalities and wretchedness, and as McNamara says war is too complex that only the one who is part of it can possible understands what is behind of the decisions made even thought if those decisions are flaws.
McNamara’s lesson seven belief and seeing are often wrong, that can be applied to the information of “Buying the War,” there was not enough evidence to...

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