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Why did the United States Invade and Occupy Iraq in 2003? Why did the US go to War in Iraq? Was it because of Weapons of Mass destruction, the War on Terror, oil, recasting the military, world hegemony, reform of the Greater Middle East, spreading democracy, or because a small group of policy makers (the Neo-conservatives) had inordinate influence? Assess the role of each of these in your answer. See document for full instructions
Write 600 words at least to answer this question.
Why did the United States Invade and Occupy Iraq in 2003? Why did the US go to War in Iraq? Was it because of Weapons of Mass destruction, the War on Terror, oil, recasting the military, world hegemony, reform of the Greater Middle East, spreading democracy, or because a small group of policy makers (the Neo-conservatives) had inordinate influence? Assess the role of each of these in your answer.
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Wawro, pp. 491-592. 
Fred Kaplan, Why Did We Invade Iraq? Review of Robert Draper’s book, To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq, July 22, 2021 NYRB
Ahsan I. Butt (2019): “Why did the United States Invade Iraq in 2003?,” Security Studies: https://doi.org/10.1080/09636412.2019.1551567 (If the http link doesn’t work, click on title for a pdf copy)
Bruce Riedel, Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR. pp. 113-150. 
The Stove Pipe, by Seymour M. Hersh, How conflicts between the Bush Administration and the intelligence community marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons. From the Issue of 2003-10-27
Nicholas Lemann, “How It Came to War, When did Bush decide that he had to fight Saddam?” The New Yorker, From the Issue of 2003-03-31
Nicholas Lemann, “The Next World Order: The Bush Administration may have a brand-new doctrine of power.” The New Yorker, Issue of 2002-04-01 | Posted 2002-03-
The United States’ de-Baathification program fuelled the insurgency. by JON LEE ANDERSON New Yorker Magazine, Issue of 2004-11-15.
F. Gregory Gause, III,The Iraq war: The hole in the Middle Eastern doughnut, November 30, 201, Foreign Policy
Dexter Filkins, “What We Left Behind in Iraq: An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.” The New Yorker, April 28, 2014.