As a student from California State University, Fresno, I feel disappointed most people do not know why we are in the war of Iraq. Too many times, I have heard friends and even students, claim we are involved in the conflict because of the 9/11 attack. I was just in a lengthy debate over why the 9/11 commission did not make the decision to invade Iraq.
Others feel al-Qaida was providing support to Iraq. I have even heard many people state we found weapons of mass destruction.
The problem is average Americans do not use alternative and more reliable media sources for their news, coupled with the fact most media outlets would rather present the latest Britney Spears news than what is important and affects everyone's lives.
Unlike other wars, such as World War II, where families gathered around the radio or television and kept up to date with the latest events, the war in Iraq has left many Americans confused and preferring to keep up with the latest reality TV show. Sadly, these misconceptions display the bigger problem of a Bush administration trying to justify the mistake of invading Iraq by confusing the American public.
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