Saddam, Iraq, And The Gulf War


justifiable or not, is complete madness. It is hell. No matter what the
or what the reason is, war remains mankind’s greatest source of
tragedy,
the plague of mankind, and the plague of this country. Our country
has
existed for only 200 years, a relatively short time, and already we have
been
involved in over eleven major wars. Four have been fought this last
fifty
years. We are a nation of freedom, but we are also a nation of strong
military
presence. Our reasons for going to war have differed little from
most
nations. Political, social, and economic factors working alone or with
each
other lead us into all of our conflicts. A drive for independence
brought
on the Revolutionary war. A ...

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war has been popular. Ever since the Revolutionary
War up
until the Vietnam War, and even through to the Gulf War, public
support has
sequentially increased or decreased. For example, less than
half of the early
colonists backed America’s war of independence.1 According
to historians,
more than one third wanted to maintain their status of
colonists.2 During the
Spanish-American War, such a strong anti-war mood
was being expressed by the
American people, the Democratic party made
condemning the war a major part of
their election campaign. More recently,
the Vietnam War divided the nation
like no other conflict had since the
Civil War.
Yet, there have been some wars that have attained much support,
and much has
even given people pride and joy. How ironic, and morbid,
that a war could
give a person feelings of joy or pride. World War I
and World War II were
incredibly popular, since people thought the basis
of democracy was at stake.
During both wars, people were so committed
to ...

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what many call the “crossroads of
three continents-”
Europe, Asia and Africa- people of these continents often
had to cross
through the Middle East to establish military and trade routes.
To protect
these routes, other nations took the advantage of conquering and
controlling
a nearby Middle Eastern country. An addition to the Middle East
being
a very strategic area, it is also an area that has been plagued by
hostility
and opposition for centuries. Among the most recognized and most
relevant
of these is the Arab-Israeli conflict.
On May 14, 1948, an announcement
from Palestine shocked the world. David
BenGurion, leader of the Jewish
forces, announced the establishment of the
nation of ...

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