The Persian Gulf War Cause and Effect Essay

The Persian Gulf War
The paper examines the causes and effects of the Persian Gulf War of 1991.
# 16431 | 1,023 words | 3 sources | APA | 2000 | US
Published on Jan 25, 2003 in History (Middle Eastern) , International Relations (U.S.) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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This paper briefly analyzes the causes leading up to war in the Persian Gulf fought between Iraq and Western Allies in 1991. The paper then looks at the repercussions of the war, including the American public turning on President Bush due to the large amount of Iraqi casualties.

From the Paper:

"When it came time for war, President Bush noted the significant advantage a war that we can easily dominate and win would be the chance to weaken Iraq's military strength. Hussein's reaction to the outbreak of war was to strike back with words, threats, terror weapons, and ploys to break the unity and resolve the United Nations coalition. He decreed a holy war against the United States, called on all Muslims to unite against the satanic enemy, and warned that in this "mother of all battles" the Americans would drown in "pools of their own blood". He made good on his prewar pledge to attack neutral Israel, firing thirty-nine Soviet made Scud surface to surface missiles at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Most fell harmlessly, none contained the poison gas warheads Hussein had threatened to use, and after he first days many were destroyed in flight by American patriot antimissile missiles."

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