I think it is really ironic how the United States government was helping Iraq by giving them money, while Iraq was in war with Iran. Then George Bush Sr. Starts a war with them. After Bush Sr. Got out of office and Bill Clinton was elected their was not any serious problems with Iraq. But after that George Bush Jr. Is elected and yet again we are in another was with Iraq. The Bush Administration's relations with Iraq prior to its invasion of Kuwait were cloudy to begin with anyways. When Iraq invaded Kuwait it gave George Bush Sr. The perfect reason to go to war and get some oil while he was at it.
Although completely unreported by the U.S. media and government, the reason why I
think the United States went to war, was because of the oil currency war. One of the main
reasons for this war we are in right now is to prevent further Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) momentum towards the euro as an oil selling currency standard. In order to take action against OPEC, they need to gain control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves.
When I knew what I was writing my paper about for this class, I started going around and asking people about the war. A supervisor of mine at work said, “Sure, it’s about oil, but what’s wrong with that?" It was British and American oil companies that created the oil industry in Iraq, and their facilities were illegally taken away from them decades ago. A war for oil is no less justifiable than any other conflict to take back what is rightfully ours. Yet it still does not seem right, because thousands of people are going to be dying for oil. If the United States were to inte...
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...in 1979. I am sure as soon as this new leader does something wrong to the Untied States he will get taken out of office and a new president of our choice will be put into office.
Most people would argue that if someone is considering going to war, it is better to fight for noble principles such as liberty, democracy, security, and human rights rather than for strictly economic interests. Such considerations have to be dealt with when policymakers will gain so much by going to war. In the real world it is consequences that matter. If it is true that President Bush and his advisors want to fight a war for oil, than they can do it. As long as there is the absence of real evidence we must not assume that this is the case. Even though I do not completely agree with our president, I do believe that the United States of America is one of the
most powerful nations in the world. We are this way today because of our presidents and our other political leaders. We should support our leaders as long as they have the American people
in their best interest. Even though other countries might lose lives, their economy, or everything.
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