The headlines read captured “like a rat” in a hole. American and British troops had finally succeeded in finding former President Saddam Hussein hiding at the bottom of a hole about ten miles south of his hometown Tikrit.
The steps taken afterwards were crucial to the stability of the nation and to gain the people’s trust. The opposition parties stepped in to take power and maintain power in the country with the help of the American administration. Soon after the switch over happened with the government of Iraq, problems started to arise.
One of the biggest mistakes made by the American administrator was that he decided to eliminate the Military of Iraq. All these men were left without jobs or a stable income but full of anger towards the new administration so they began to rebel and join up with those who still practiced Saddam’s harsh regime.
The second mistake was that the American troops could not maintain any control or stability over the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. Terrorist groups began to rebel against the American troops by stealing money from banks, looting and breaking into offices and ministries. From that moment when the Americans showed weakness by not being able to maintain any sort of control, people saw leeway in the situation. They did not think there were any rules to follow nor were they under any dictatorship or fear. With that attitude they threw away any chance of quickly restoring peace in the Middle East.
On the other hand those who did see a brighter future for Iraq started to form a government that included Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish people so the country could be run democratically. With this idea in hand, things started to improve in 2005. The first democratic election in Iraq happened that year, with men and women voting. They selected a President, Prime Minister and various other ministers to handle other jobs.
In 2007, terrorist groups started growing with more members joining from abroad from various neighboring countries. That created a lot of problems for the infrastructure of the country. They were being reckless and bombing hydro towers, water plants and important buildings for the Government, which created a dangerous atmosphere.
The new administration, with the help of American troops began to fight back to regain control of the country. In March 2010, Iraq had the second democratic election with 325 new parliament members.
In 2010, the future of Iraq looks promising, with the new government working to rebuild the infrastructure that is so badly damaged from Saddam’s regime.
(From my previous blog, just tweaked some articles & wanted to share them here)