The purpose of this essay is to compare the Gulf War of 1991 to the current war in Iraq. We will investigate the similarities and differences in these two conflicts. We will also explore world opinion on these conflicts.
Desert Storm was the first gulf war which took place in 1991 under the first Bush administration. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the current war that is underway in the region and is taking place under the second Bush administration. The Middle East has been the battle ground for both wars. Both of these wars have Iraqs President, Saddam Hussein and liberation at the center of the conflict.
The purpose of the first war was to liberate Kuwait (Iraqs neighbor) from Saddam Hussein and his regime. Kuwait is a small oil wealthy nation that is vulnerable to Saddams tyranny. In 1991 the nation was invaded by Saddams forces and Americas help was needed to stop Hussein from taking control of the country. The purpose of the current conflict is to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein and to rid the nation of weapons of mass destruction. It is believed that Saddam is a ruthless dictator and …