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The Second Iraq War: Another Theory Behind The Invasion

By Edited Jun 16, 2016 1 0

Bush Blair

The 2003 Iraq War was one of the most controversial military conflicts in recent history. Americans were told that Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was both harboring terrorists as well as creating, storing and anticipating on using WMD's (Weapons of Mass Destruction). Ultimately, after a series of international sanctions and a failed diplomatic solution, a U.S.-led a coalition decided to invade the Arab nation in March of 2003.

Many believe that the actual invasion was about controlling Iraqi oil fields, containing Iran, or protecting the Petrodollar System (a system which only allows OPEC nations to sell oil in U.S. Dollars). Over time, another theory popped up, which makes just as much sense.

Iraq War

In the book entitled “American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush”, the author Kevin Phillips explains the theory in detail. Although some critics of the book claim that it was promoting a big conspiracy theory, some aspects of the book are completely believable.[1]

For example, the primary principle behind the Iraq war was seen to be a tool to expand American military power and culture into the direct center of the Middle East. On top of that, most Middle Eastern nations had ties to Great Britain in the past (including Iraq). So how does Great Britain correlate to this theory? The theory deals with promoting and expanding the English language as the predominate language of the world.

Phillips specifically mentions how President Bush stated that America's trues allies were chiefly English-speaking nations and Eastern European nations who have recently been promoting democracy and free markets. Moreover, they are constantly implementing the English language as the permanent second language in all of their schools.


Bush Blair

When one looks at the coalition in the 2003 Iraq War, which nations were it made up of? The U.S., Britain, New Zealand, and Australia invaded with over 200,000 troops in all. You will notice that all four nations speech which language? 



Poland, Romania, Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, and Estonia all sent around 10,000 troops in all. The Polish military later controlled about 1/3 of Iraq in post-invasion operations (most operations included managing operations by smaller nations and most missions were conducted exclusively in English). The other sectors were managed by American and British forces.


US Military

This theory states that the Iraq war may have just been a way to incorporate the English language into the Middle East in a permanent way. The book makes the theory clear enough, especially  due to the fact that nations such as France, Germany, Russia, and China showed no support for the war whatsoever. Both French and German leaders later made a statement saying that the coalition was not “The Coalition of The Willing”, but instead “The Coalition of The Idiots”. This made it clear that these nations had no interest in supporting English-speaking nations in any possible way.

British Forces

Now, don't get me wrong, some people may state that his theory is somewhat bogus, but Phillips does an excellent job in creating enough details and facts which make it a decent theory which could very well be true.



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  1. Kevin Phillips American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush . New York City: Penguin Books, 2004.

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