This administration was not entering into this war without its own interests addressed since they received $6 billion (US) from Kuwait in support for the United States forces. The USA had its own interests in mind and the most important to them was not the safe return of all Kuwaiti land but rather the oil with which Kuwait would owe them for returning their land. This war was also known as the Desert Storm. Desert Storm was not only about Iraq since it affected many countries around Iraq. Some have suggested that Israel felt threatened as a result of the power which Sadaam and Iraq had gained and that is what brought the United States into the war.
Controversies of oil or political control are only some of the reasons citizens assume is the reason. Despite these facts, a majority of the United States population agree that the Iraq War is not neccesary. The United States White House and the Bush administration assure the citizens that they are trying their best to complete the Iraq War, and return the soldiers back to their homes. Through the recent surge of reinforcements in Iraq, the government state that this is essential to ending the war faster. But carnage the surge has caused, the war has been made longer instead of shorter.
Student: Cristiano Queiroz Professor: Magdalena Lamar Date: 15 April 2011 Compare and Contrast study between the Gulf War and the Iraq War The Gulf war and the Iraq war are wars in which the chief antagonist was Saddam Hussein. Even so, the two are recent wars which threatened the stability of the Middle East, as well as international security, it has also been speculated that the real motives leading to west intervention in both wars were not what the coalition, led by United States, declared, justifying their intervention, instead the real motive triggering the quick retaliation from the West, was due to protection of the Middle East oil supply that was threatened to fall in Saddan Hussein’s control. While both wars are similar to the aspect of the America’s policy in regard only to its own benefit throughout the world, when we see American policy makers repeating the same mistakes of Vietnam, “where they exaggerated the importance of the Vietnam to the United States. Had they instead, more soberly assessed its true value to the economic and security interests to US, recognizing the popular appeal of revolutionary nationalism within the country (McMahon). Also the ensuing Wars might well have been averted other major interpretive approach offering far more radical critique of American intentions and behavior.
According to Peter Beinart, for a year and a half Tenet and the CIA repeatedly tried to temper the Pentagon and the White House hyping of the Iraq threat (2003). Perhaps if Tenet hadn’t been so patient or friendly with the White House, his voice would have been heard and respected. Additionally, Tenet loyalty to the president and his administration caused him to lose the truth and his responsibility to have the truth heard. He became too involved in the politics of the day and helping the administration use intelligence to justify a decision already made rather than informing them with data to make an informed decision. Instead of having the courage to tell what should be told, he opted to tell the parties what they wanted to hear.
Why Did the U.S Go to War with Iraq in 2003? Iraq war is one of the most debatable U.S military conflicts of the past decades. Different opinions exist about the propriety of this war. Nevertheless, it is likely that that the U.S intervention into Iraq was a justified measure, as it helped to prevent more serious and dangerous conflicts on the Middle East. The official reasons to enter the Iraq conflict were freeing Iraq people, planting democracy, and destroying the Iraq nuclear potential.
Soon after, various evaluations of the war dictated that USA and the “western” supporters (i.e. Capitalist governments) were to blame. As far as Modern World History states, I am led to believe that both sides were “belligerents” of equal contribution to the war’s happening. Russia (USSR) and its Communist Allies have been frequently discarded with the blame of the Cold War’s development but is this harsh judgment really a correct interpretation of the events? Because of allegations leading up to the 1960s, the ordinary western resident would most probably blame the USSR for the war’s happening (obviously the element on pride and patriotism are to be taken into account) but to the more historically taught persons, further elements can be taken into account.
This new type of patriotism that plagued the lands¾infecting many¾brought us Americans some much needed unification¾but at the expense of living in fear, out-casting the ones whom stand out from the norm. Some call this an improvement, that we’re now on our toes at all times. However, I completely disagree. I’d like to present the facts to you as clearly as I possibly could. Due to the September 11 attacks, America has changed for the worse.
Irene Joseph Professor Johnson ENGL 1301-219 January 31, 2012 Why Doesn’t GM Sell Crack? A Rhetorical Analysis of Moore’s “Why Doesn’t GM Sell Crack?” This text is an essay by Michael Moore entitled “Why Doesn’t GM Sell Crack?” It is taken from his political book Downsize This! published in 1996. This essay bought up a lot of radical thinking but at the same time, it helped the author get his point across. Moore persuades his audiences by saying as a society; we tend to forget what the outcome is when big corporations decide to fire workers because the CEO wants more for their salary.
The True Meaning of Liberation When the United States led an invasion of Iraq in 2003, there was great dissent over whether there was enough justification for the invasion. The president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, had been accused of holding weapons of mass destruction as well as committing several crimes against the people of Iraq. The United States government held that Saddam’s regime was threatening to the world and its own people, and many Americans supportive of the government since 9/11 thought the same. However, there was a wave of protests across western countries condemning the act. These protestors argued that there were not enough reasons to justify an invasion of Iraq.