Currently, Iraq has the second highest number of internally displaced persons in the world, estimated at over 1.8 million people About 5 million Iraqis have been displaced since 2003 invasion Sectarian war, between the Sunni and Shiite factions has intensified, causing death, displacements and widespread insecurity (Jabar, 12).United States should not have invaded Iraq because it did not have weapons of mass destruction. One of the major motivations for attacking Iraq was to destroy the capacity of the country to develop weapons of mass destruction, including biological and chemical arsenal, in addition to destroying alleged terrorism cells (Jabar, 6). Every sovereign country has the right of protecting its citizens and possession of weapons is one of the ways of defending its people. Iraq was not an exception, unless there was concrete evidence that the weapons were intended for other purposes. Iraqi was said to be in the process of developing nuclear weapons that could have destabilized peace in the Middle East and the world at large (Pollack, 39). However, after the ouster of Saddam Hussein, no weapons of mass destruction were discovered. Instead, the country infrastructure and rich ancient heritage was ruined and vandalized. The military invasion was therefore unwarranted and was based on misleading intelligence. Iraq, which is considered as “the cradle for human civilization” had rich heritage that defined the multicultural society as the precursor of modern development (Pollack, 94). Most of historic artifacts were destroyed during the invasion, undermining the rich heritage of Iraqi people.The suitability of a political system in a particular country is determined by its effectiveness in addressing and solving the challenges facing its citizens (Jabar, 13). Prior to the United States military invasion, Iraq had its own unique political system, which had served its citizens for a considerable time. Although the previous autocratic government contributed to significant violations of human rights in the country, democracy which was advocated by the United States has proved ineffective in establishing order, unity and economic prosperity in the country. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of Cold War, United
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