American Revolutions, April 14
American Revolutions, April 14 HIST 0848-002
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How did the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq influence US society? Us wars in Iraq and Afghanistan o Became central issues in political life of the nation and how the us was perceived around the world o Mobilized millions in the US and internationally o People within and beyond US responded differently to Afghanistan than in Iraq o People understood the relationship between 9/11 and Afghanistan o It was more popular with Americans than people around the world o 90% of Americans approved of the action Selling the Iraq war o Bush and his closest advisors alleged that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was prepared to supply them to bin Laden and other terrorists o 2002 State of the Union Speech: “Axis of Evil” o June 2002: Bush Doctrine Preemptive action would become focus of new US policy o Fall 2002: bush administration began a concerted effort to convince the US public and allies to support an invasion of Iraq Road to Iraq War o September 2002: Hussein permits UN weapons inspectors into Iraq o October ’02: Congress voted in favor of the “Joint resolution to authorize the use of the US armed force against Iraq” o December: UN weapons inspectors begin work o January 2003: they finish work o February ’03: US presentation before UN o March: US invades Iraq o Congress people’s statements on Iraq: John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, etc. not making very positive comments about Iraq—not convinced o Still, congress votes the “joint resolution etc. etc.” o They justify their votes by saying that the President is saying that this is important for US national security, so they voted it on. o However, no evidence of weapons of mass destruction are found (said in the presentation). However, Bush sends Colin Powell to the UN to present an argument for a war in Iraq. Making claims based on faulty premises. US support for the Iraq War o Despite lack of proof of Iraq’s threat to the US, bush admin. Maintained that they could not wait for an attack on US soil as “proof”, and Iraq had connections to terrorists and al Qaeda o In the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in march 2003 68% of Americans believed that Iraq played a roll in 9/11 May 1, 2003, US invades Iraq, with no UN mandate Turning Opinion o American domestic antiwar sentiments were muted at the war’s start o Internationally, the Iraq war from beginning to end, was wildly unpopular Unprecedented display of global public opinion fervently lined up against us policy o By 2004, many Americans turned against the war Reasons for slow opposition o American war effort appeared to be a success o Anti war activists and critics were reluctant to speak and organize against the war in the beginning out of respect for those serving Memories of Vietnam era controversies o Few nationally prominent officeholders stood against the war 2004 Presidential election o democrat John Kerry opposes war bush administration labels him “flipflopper” he says he never would have supported it had the Bush administration been honest about the war o Abu Ghraib scandal Grave human rights abuses at US detention facility Pattern of behavior New political organizing o No massive public protests o Blogs, “netroots activism” o Progressive antiwar activists at the “netroots” threw themselves into electoral politics Championed anti war democratic candidates around the country Raised money Promoting and participating in grassroots activities such as registering new voters, canvassing districts to identify sympathetic voters, and working on election day to bring voters to the polls Electoral results o In 2006 democrats seize majority in congress o In 2008 Barack Obama is elected president
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