"The relentless demonization of Saddam Hussein over the last decade or so imparted a deeply personal flavor to the conflict with Iraq" (Anderson 34). Since the first Gulf War ended in 1991, which was under the first Bush Administration, the United States and Great Britain began a period of constant pressuring upon the Iraqi government in which the accusations of that government being a terrorist organization was brought before the United Nations. Privatizations of Iraq’s oil sectors would have been a huge business deal for anyone who could seize control of them, for Iraq’s petroleum reserves were second only to Saudi-Arabia in the world, a fact...
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... foreseen, but how has that response shaped the world and honored the dead? “To respond to a terrorist's grievous violation of the social order with further violations of that order means the terrorist has won.” (Carroll 127). We “won” the struggle, but did we really “win”? We have changed the world and written history, and freedom has definitely been gained, but for whom? WMDs were never found, terrorism was looked for too late and then in the wrong place. All to stop a threat that wasn’t there, or was it, just where we didn’t check to look, the threat, the enemy, the “axis of evil” was right here, at home.
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