"War on Hussein" The war against Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and whether or not Bush should attack. (Modern World History)

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"War on Hussein"

"Saddam Hussein has side-stepped, craw-fished, wheedled out of any agreement he had made not to harbor and develop weapons of mass destruction." (U.S. President George W. Bush) The U.S. army's war stocks have recently doubled in Kuwait due to an expansion of American troops at a base close to the Iraqi border. These facts give sufficient evidence that the army is ready for any and whatever action President Bush chooses to take. His decision has to consider some of his administration's previous goals; to win the war on terrorism, and also to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Many believe that Bush will take action whether or not the UN and Congress give him their support. From another point of view, the American people will not support or endorse U.S.-led action without a "specific provocation" (Zakaria, 29), from another country. In others' opinion, Bush should do something to stop Hussein from building or acquiring weapons of mass destruction, but he shouldn't go to war against them.

Today, President Bush will be seeking verbal reinforcement from our very own Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Detroit, Michigan to request support on the U.S. bid to oust Saddam. He will also be talking to the leaders of Great Britain (Tony Blair), China, Russia, and France. A United States intelligence representative stated that Iraq could acquire nuclear weapons within a year with co-operation from the outside and within 5 years without co-operation. Bush is using his doctrine of "pre-emptive action" to convince others that we live in an age of terror and don't have the luxury of waiting to be attacked. This is not a case where pre-emptive action should be used. Iraq isn't going to attack America; therefore, if America does anything, it should be to just enforce...