Regional Geography 105
Iraq Study Guide
REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 105


When did Saddam Hussein become president of Iraq?

During the Iraq-Iran War, which side did the the United States support? Why did we support this side of the conflict?

How did Saddam Hussein treat the Iraqi people?

What are the three largest ethnic groups in Iraq?

When and why did the Gulf War start?

After the Gulf War, why were no-fly zones imposed on Iraq by the United Nations?

What was Operation Desert Fox, and why was it done?

During the 2002 State of the Union address, what term did President G.W. Bush use to describe Iraq?

What is wrong with this term?

During the 2003 State of the Union address, what did President G.W. Bush say about Iraq?

When did the Iraq War begin?

What was the first reason given by the Bush Administration for going to war with Iraq?

How was the first reason shown to be false?

What was the second reason given by the Bush Administration for going to war with Iraq?

What was the third reason given by the Bush Administration for going to war with Iraq?

What was the fourth reason given by the Bush Administration for going to war with Iraq?

What is the fundamental error in the logic of the fourth reason for going to war with Iraq?

What was real reason for going to war in Iraq?

How was this reason a threat to the United States?

During the U.S. occupation of Iraq, at the height of the sectarian, insurgent and terrorist violence in Iraq in 2006, what were the four possible solutions to U.S. involvment and the war in Iraq?

What were the potential problems with each of these solutions?

What was actually done by the Bush Administration?

How did this solution work?

When did combat operations in Iraq officially end?

When did the last troops (except those assigned to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad) leave Iraq?

Why did military troops withdraw at this time?