In one month, Anglo-American forces overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. A questionable case is made by the US and Britain that Saddam possesses nuclear weapon capabilities. In removing Saddam, the multinational, Anglo-American led forces eliminate the sunni-Muslim authority’s political structure, giving rise to four years of sectarian and tribal killings in Iraq. Between 2003 and 2012, more than 100,000 Iraqis die in this brutal civil war. The Americans lose 4500, the coalition loses 300 troops in addition to more than 30,000 US casualties. In addition to the loss of life, more than $800 billion is expended without certainty that American, western, and thus Israeli interests are more secure. Instability on her border emboldens Iranian shia leaders to elevate their hegemonic regional adventures. Israel and many sunni Arab states are fearful of Tehran with its traditional enemy, Iraq, now in episodic turmoil.
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