If indeed it turns out the way that people expect it to turn out, the American people will have spoken, and they will have rejected the course of action the president is on.
Bush discovered a way to go back in time. You take a modern, industrialized country with a modern infrastructure and drop 88, tons of explosives on it and, presto, you have bombed it back into the pre-industrialized age.
Since the government built 18 new hospitals some of which were renowned in the Middle East. Health care was virtually free and education was universal and free through college. Food was both inexpensive and abundant.
People without land were offered low-interest loans on the condition that the land became productive within five years. A strong infrastructure of highways, dams, hydroelectric power, flood control, irrigation systems, and an efficient telephone system contributed to the growing strength of the economy.
Iraq was at the forefront of the Arab world in its treatment of women. Inthe government created the General Federation of Iraqi Women to campaign on behalf of women's rights. Bythe Federation launched a four-year plan to encourage women to seek employment. Overshadowing these advances was the rule of Saddam Hussein who assumed the presidency in and maintained his rule through one of the most oppressive internal security apparatuses in the world.
Added to the hardships imposed by Saddam Hussein, George H. Bush bombed the country resulting in a loss of electricity and clean water, factories in ruins and many homes a mass of rubble. The economy was virtually annihilated.
Overpeople were killed in a period of several months. Iraq was again in ruins. After several months of primarily U. In fact, as discussed below, they planned to use the invasion as a pretext to declare war on Iraq.
The war on Iraq would bring Iraq and its oil into the American Empire. Saddam Hussein was not prepared to invade Kuwait without either the approval or indifference of the United States. The following is part of the transcript of the conversation: We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your confrontation with Kuwait.
As you know, I lived here for years and admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. We can see that you have employed massive numbers of troops in the south. Normally that would be none of our business but when this happens in the context of your threats against Kuwait, then it would be reasonable for us to be concerned.
For this reason, I have received instructions to ask you, in the spirit of friendship, not confrontation-regarding your intentions. Why are your troops massed so very close to Kuwait's border? Saddam Hussein-As you know, for years I have made every effort to reach a settlement in our dispute with Kuwait.
There is to be a meeting in two days. I am prepared to give negotiations this one more brief chance. But if we are unable to find a solution, then it would be natural that Iraq will not accept death. Ambassador Glaspie-What solutions would be acceptable?
Saddam Hussein- A list of conditions. What is the United States opinion on this? Secretary of State James Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.
Iraq had invaded Kuwait, Saudi Arabia had agreed to become the staging ground, and Saddam Hussein had been depicted as the Middle Eastern equivalent of Hitler who posed a threat to the region. To win the support of the American people, Washington hired a number of public relations firms to educate the American people about the necessity of declaring war against Iraq.
Some of their activities included arranging media interviews for visiting Kuwaitis, setting up days of observance such as National Free Kuwait Day, organizing public rallies, releasing hostage letters to the media, distributing news releases and information kits, contacting politicians at all levels, and producing dozens of video news releases which were distributed to the media.
Although the hearing bore a resemblance to a congressional proceeding, the ad hoc Human Rights Caucus was, in fact, nothing more than an association of politicians. MacArthur, in Second Front, observed that: Conveniently for the Washington war party and its burgeoning Saddam-is-Hitler industry, the caucus provided the appropriately informal setting in which to spread hysteria.
The Human Rights Caucus is not a committee of Congress and therefore it is unencumbered by the legal accoutrements that would make a witness hesitate before he or she lied.
The emotionally-charged horror story came from a year-old Kuwaiti girl named Nayirah who supposedly could not reveal her last name for fear of putting friends and family still in Kuwait at risk.After all, George W.
Bush left office with an approval rating hovering in the low 30s, and his grandest project was the gigantic catastrophe of the Iraq War. During the first Bush and Clinton administrations, the main strategy was to support a coup or a palace revolution, and not to undertake any active American involvement to remove the Baath regime.
After the Gulf War, President George H. W. Bush signed a presidential finding authorizing the CIA to topple Saddam. In the context of the Iraq War, the surge refers to United States President George W. Bush's increase in the number of American troops in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Province.
The surge was developed under the working title "The New Way Forward" and was announced in January by Bush during a television . –George W. Bush, President of the United States of America The United States and the world has a duty to disarm a rogue nation like Iraq.
Saddam Hussein is a tyrant that has demonstrated a complete disregard for human life and should be brought to justice. In December , President George W. Bush found the CIA’s case for war inadequate and asked for “something that Joe Public would understand or gain a lot of confidence from.”.
Start studying US History II Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The terrorist attacks on the United States led the George W. Bush administration to initiate a new global strategy known to its critics as. the war in Iraq.