The US-Iraq war that started in 2003, saw the rise to many assumptions as to the causes of the war. Bush administration gave a primary reason that the leader of Iraq, then President Saddam Hussein, was engaging in the production and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction.The assumption of President Bush’s administration was that Iraq was planning to sell the weapons to others who would carry out attacks on American soil. This claim however, did not check out when the UN carried out a search on every part of Iraq. The UN inspectors sent to Iraq had a full cooperation with the country but came up with no evidence Another assumption was that the USA wanted to control the Iraq oil. The USA depended on the Iraq oil for a time. However, President Saddam was not happy with them in his country. Saddam Hussein always asked them to leave his country. Therefore, the USA had no option but to remove him from power and place a more considerate one who would be friendly to their oil requirements. However if the USA reason for war was oil, they would not have cared to control the rivalry in the Middle East and would have instead concentrated on oil. Thus, an outstanding reason for the US-Iraq war would be the urge to protect Israel from attacks and to make it safe (Parsi 2007, 45- 67). The invasion of Iraq was a plan that the Israel Government had in place for a long time. A neoconservative study group carried out in 1996 stated that the removal of President Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq is an
important strategy by the Israeli government in making Israel safe.