True Cost of War Essay

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| The True Cost of war | | | Hannah | 3/23/2012 | | There are currently a lot of misconceptions and stereotypes about all aspects of Iraq. During my lifetime there have been two major wars involving Iraq. The Persian Gulf War started in 1990 and the United States entered it in 1991 and then the War on Terror starting in 2003 after the September 11th attacks. Since I was under the age of 18 during most of the time span for both wars. I have wondered what the effect of war is on the Iraqi Children and also, what contributed to the fall of the developing and modern form of Iraq. In the Iraq culture the man is the head of the family and is responsible for the care and safety of its members. Iraqis consider family and honor to be of importance. Families hold their members responsible for their actions, because any wrongdoing brings shame to the entire family. Loyalty to the family comes before other social relationships, even business. Within such a culture it makes more sense to offer jobs to family as they are considered trusted and reliable individuals. It is common for large extended families to live in the same house, or neighborhood. Most of the Iraqi's are of Muslim faith. When visitors come their hospitality is considered better than American hospitality. Visitors are considered kings and are fed and constantly cared for. If an Iraqi invites you into his house that is considered a great honor and should not be turned down. ("Iraq - language,," 2012) Iraq had a ruling dynasty and in 1899 that dynasty had Britain take over its international affairs. While the Britain's were in control they decided to create Kuwait by giving Iraq the least amount of ocean access in order to ensure Britain's power in the Persian district. Iraq refused to accept the borders of Kuwait and did not even recognize its existence until 1963. This whole time Iraq
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