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Transcript of Iraq
"The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.” "America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. Iraq is located in the MIddle East,
near the Persian Gulf Saddam Hussein was the president and prime minister of Iraq before being executed in 2006. In the West, the image of Saddam Hussein went through a dramatic change, from being one of Europe's and USA's favourites into becoming the most negatively presented dictator in the world. The change in this image was not related to any change in his political platform, nor to a greater suppression of his opposition, but to one act alone: The invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
V.P. for George Bush Dick Chaney Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State Colin Powell General; Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Robert Gates Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense This was the Iraq Group known as Al Qaeda, they were a group of younger men following the lead of Saddem Hussein Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 and in 1991, the U.S launched an air and land war that liberated Kuwait from Iraq.
Saddam Hussein was dictator (ruler) at this point in time.
Iraq later launches war on Iran causing tentions and leading to war Background on Iraq Policy adopted
The plan was to neutralize Iraq and bring them Democracy. Effects of the Policy Iraq leaders/ people (some) do not want U.S there so they go against the U.S, these people do not want change.
Their reblion leads to Iraq people dying and U.S troops.
People them look at Iraq as terrorists
U.S becoms isloated in the world with Great Britian as the only support. Key Events Iran/Iraq war
Saddam became president
9/11 Pro's and Con's of policy People die because Iraqi's dont want us there.
Iraq could have Democracy and be controlled
Bad look for America
Help Iraq to better their economy . Global Prespective People look at Iraqi's and assume they are terrorists, bad but true. Ameican public opinion Most Americans today see Iraq as a waist of time, why are we over there anymore? In the beginning we had a good reason to be over there, but now poeple think we are just babysitting. Thank You!