Bush,... ... middle of paper ... ...as threatening the unity and the sovereignty of Iraq,” he said, as if the United States had played no role (Rubin1). Some American commanders were taken by surprise at Maliki’s insistence on taking credit for all security successes in Iraq. This was clearly a slap in the face to the American soldiers, who are being wounded and killed daily. Hopefully, the Iraqis can control the violence and peace throughout the nations without American intervention in the future. Works Cited Alexandrovna, Larisa.
The Iraq War, our government’s invasion dubbed “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” had finally arrived after declaring war on March 19, 2003. The U.S.-British coalition to invade Iraq and remove Hussein’s dictatorship has been both a beneficial and damaging political effort. A war that began because of Hussein’s unwillingness to participate in weapons inspections became a messy situation that would last over a decade. President George W. Bush announced his trademark “War on terror” and, as a result, invaded Iraq on the grounds that Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction which threatened world security. Prime Minister Tony Blair concured with Bush and believed that the world would be safer when Iraq disarmed itself.
Later in the war it was revealed that there were never any WMDs. So beyond the decision that was seemingly wrong after a decade of fighting to enter a way with Iraq, the US government lied to prolong the war and continue to waste resources. The reasons for going to war with Iraq were just and reasonable. Terrorists from Iraq attacked national monuments and important US buildings killing many innocent people. It turn, the bush administration put forth a statement to rid the middle east of their WMDs and to impose a “power house” of sorts to keep terrorism out of America.
This set the United States in an uproar. Bush reacted to this by starting a war against terrorism. Well that's how it started, but it has turned into another war against Iraq and thousands of American military troops have been deployed overseas to fight a battle with no real known cause. (www.nationalpriorities.org) Thus bringing up the point of why war is unnecessary at this time. There is no tie between Saddam Hussein and the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001.
There was also a further and more obvious blunder in a bid to justify this illegal invasion. Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, had namely recognized Kuwaiti independence in 1963. Furthermore, Hussein claimed that Kuwait had illegally pumped oil from the Iraqi oil field of Rumaila and otherwise conspired to reduce Iraq's essential oil income. By invading Kuwait, Iraq succeeded in surprising the entire world. The USA ended her policy of accommodating Saddam Hussein, which had existed since the Iran-Iraq war.
George Bush, the United States' president at that time, formed an international coalition to liberate the state of Kuwait from its invaders by force. On July 17th, 1991, the Gulf war started, and the allied forces led by the United States bombed Iraq in an operation called "Desert Storm" and forced the Iraqi troops out of the state of Kuwait. Kuwait was finally liberated, but the economic sanctions by the U.N. remain until the United Nations is a 100% convinced that Iraq has already removed and destroyed its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear programs), and that they have indirectly weakened the Iraqi ruling regime, with its head, Saddam Hussein. Now, seven years later, these sanctions remain, with the U.N. not achieving any of its goals. The U.N. is not yet fully satisfied that Iraq has eliminated its weapons of mass destruction, and the President’... ... middle of paper ... ...ore problems that will never end the suffering of the people there.
It’s the heat of the Gulf War: January 17, 1991, Congress has just given permission to the president, George Bush Senior, to wage war on Iraq. They want to put an end to the invasion of Kuwait for good, and to prevent Saddam Hussein from seizing the oil fields of Kuwait. Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president called the upcoming war “the great duel, the mother of all battles.” Bush said that “This will not stand this aggression against Kuwait.” But what was the Gulf War about anyway? To learn more about the Gulf War Oil Spill, it is vital to know the context and background of this event. The Gulf War happened in a relatively short time period after the Iraq-Iran War, and was partially caused by it.
Iraq had been in a regime where they did not have any liberty and they were robbed by their own government. This cause was another excuse for President Bush and his administration to declare a war against Iraq. A year after the war, the Iraqi people seem worst than before the war started. II.POSITIVE EFFECTS A positive effect of the Iraqi War left was the overthrown of Saddam Hussein. With their advanced technology, the United States’ military could strategize smartly where Hussein was and captured him.
Iraq’s militant leader, Saddam Hussein, has been a sore in foreign relations for the United States since the 1980s. However, the United Nation’s demand for Iraqi military disarmament slowly, but effectively reduced the strength of this tyrant. If the Bush Administration had been more patient and looked at the potential benefits of the use of non- military force, they would have realized, Saddam is weaker today because inspections forced him to destroy many of his weapons and because containment denied him access to the technology and money to rebuild his military and to pursue the d...
President H.W. Bush sent in troops and supplies to calm this unexpected invasion, but it soon became an all-out war. Saddam Hussein ruled over Iraq during this time, and he sent his military to invade Kuwait. The causes of the war are often not thought of, but the effects of the war are widely known. These effects are devastating for every country that was involved in this conflict.