IRAQ AND THE UNITED STATES In the past seven years there has been a great deal of tension concerning the United States and Iraq. The United States have been discussing conducting air strikes against Iraq. The 1991 Gulf War may not have been as successful as believed. The United States spent millions of American dollars to support the war effort in the 1991 Gulf War. Taxpayers money is not the only expendable thing during the 1991 Gulf War.
Many United States Soldiers are now suffering from an unknown “Gulf War Illness” that allegedly the government knows nothing about. The United States is also seeking American support in an air strike in Iraq, but it is evident that the government is lacking this support. The United States Government needs to realize that they are killing Iraqis but the moral, economy and patriotism of the whole country. The United States is suffering from homelessness, poverty and hunger. In many cities in the world including in Iraq people can be found in famine.
However, the United States is spending U.S. tax dollars in vain. Many congressmen are also unhappy in with the way the U.S. tax dollars are being spent. Senator John Warner, Republican Virginia, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services is very unhappy of the unnecessary spending of the U.S. dollar. Warner stated: “Based on briefings tax payers have spent $750 million on the Gulf War effort,” (USA TODAY 2/27/98).
This outrage spending could be used to solve the United States economical burdens, and it would be horrible if the world’s only remaining superpower uses its awesome might to slather a stricken little country where hunger is a daily menace. The “U.S Patriotic Spirit” is at question with the United States People. At the end of the 1991 Gulf War the country went into a great recession. Many Americans lost their jobs and homes. Americans according to a recent CNN Poll are not supporting an air strike.
The poll stated: “41 percent of people favoring an armed strike, with 50 percent opposed and the rest unsure,” (Charleston Gazette). After the 1991 Gulf War many war veterans have had many medical problems. One is known as “Gulf War Illness”. The Untied States Government hid circumstantial information from the U.S. people.
A majority of the troops may have been exposed to hazardous particles of uranium from shells and wrecked Iraq vehicles. The vast majority of soldiers who had physical contact with Iraqi vehicles were on post war missions to clear the battlefield or to destroy what remained of their equipment. One soldier Victor Suell, a radio operator with the Marines had one kidney removed from the effects of the uranium. Suell stated: “Nobody ever told us to stay away from the vehicles that might have been contaminated with depleted uranium,” (USA TODAY 3/02/98). The U.S. Government failed to inform the soldiers of the dangers of the shelling.
What else is the government failing to bring forward? Is Clinton threatening to have an air strike to cover up his alleged affair with a former White House Intern? The U.S. has been through many wars with the majority of the public support. The United States is just coming out of a recession. The United States Government needs to take care of the Gulf War Veterans and the homeless on the harsh streets in this country. WORK CITED www.wvgazette.com www.usatoday.com www.Desert Strom.com.