From its definition, the word ‘timid’ refers to lack of courage and actions devoid of self confidence. Talk of timid president and a futile war from an American perspective brings to mind former U.S president, George W…
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The wars are considered futile because of the many expectations the Bush administration intended to achieve that did not come to pass, the reason why President Obama decided to withdraw the U.S troops from Iraq after almost a decade of occupation. President George Bush’s decision to attack Iraq was based on unfounded beliefs in the presence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Saddam Hussein administration granted the UN and the Americans permission to inspect their weapons artillery to ascertain if they were indeed developing weapons of WMD and even though nothing was found, Bush and his administration believed Iraq did not reveal everything and that formed the basis of American’s invasion of Iraq and the subsequent execution of Saddam Hussein. George Bush’s decision to convince congress to allow America attack Iraq was based on fear that terrorists were likely to attack America again and not necessarily because of WMD that were never found after they subdued Iraq. Another factor that led to American invasion of Iraq was interest in the Middle East oil resulting from the fear of uncertainty in the future of American energy security. For this, he saw Saddam Hussein as a major impediment to the benefit they would receive from Middle East oil. They had prevailed upon the United Nations to put economic sanctions on Iraq with the food-for-oil arrangement but this did not deter Iraq, so he believed the best way to achieve their objective was by deposing Saddam Hussein from power. It was therefore an embarrassment to the bush administration when the WMD were never found and nothing could justify the military expenditure on the war (McClellan & McClellan, 2008). President Bush’s fear just before and after the invasion of Iraq began showed up immediately. The United Nations, led by Kofi Annan, opposed the war and proposed a peaceful way of resolving the American suspicion but the administration disobeyed because their fears. It is this very fear that led to interference in the war by civilian commanders based in Washington, which left soldiers on the ground very indisposed. There was also the misconception by the administration that Iraqi soldiers could provide reinforcement and military support. Some Iraqi soldiers did not support the war and posed a great risk to Americans as they ganged up with insurgents to cause trouble to the American troops. In fact, many American soldiers died and had injuries more than the administration had anticipated. As a result of fear, the Bush administration overlooked the process of reconstruction; they did not foresee the magnitude of destruction that resulted from this war. The destruction was so vast that it needed the participation of European bloc, the UN and other international bodies to help in the reconstruction exercise. Although the three segments were interested in participating in the reconstruction, American stubbornness in its interest to lead the reconstruction exercise after causing destruction made them develop cold feet and some eventually withdrawn. President Bush then made it appear like no country or organization was willing to participate in the restoration exercise. Toward the end of the Bush administration, there was panic both in Washington and Baghdad when it became apparent that there was a political and military vacuum in Iraq. The Iraqi government apparatus collapsed and the institutions that provided basic services like water and electricity could no longer coordinate because staff could not come to work. The Bush administration in its panic started doing things in haste to fill in the vacuum.
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President Obama Instructor’s name Customer’s name Introduction: Every now and again, there are times when events redefine history and set precedents that generations follow. The idea of a black man leading the charge of the most powerful country in the world would have been ridiculed and ignored not so long ago; however the emergence of Barack Obama has transformed realities and created an incomparable precedent for the world to follow.
The Politics and Policies of Three U.S President from the Post World War II
We can therefore state that foreign policy is primarily concerned with the interrelationship between the external environments outside a countries boarders and the domestic or internal environment which is influenced by various subnational sources.
He was in office for four terms, leading the United States through hard times which included the great depression and World War II. He is commemorated in the American history owing to his aggressiveness in implementing policies that stabilized USA especially in such times (Greenstein, 2009).
Great restraint was exhibited in avoiding the Cuban Missile Crisis, and valuable lessons can be learned from having a set policy and strategy in place for dealing with threats of this nature. While neither country should claim victory or defeat, it reminds us of the importance of talking through our differences and trying to make the global community a safer place in which to live.
This reflects in the cars we buy, the jobs we seek, and the ways that we react to disappointment and loss. The article is a report on the study of our decision-making processes and sterilizes the human
However he also had a responsibility over the war in Vietnam because it is an issue that had been started way before by other presidents like Nixon and he had to complete it (Tucker 553).
Initially, he balanced the domestic issue and the war but this according to
Polk’s War” because the war was declared during President’s Polk term in office and became divisive both in the Congress and in the country.
Polk’s policy of expansionism became evident early in his career after he reached the settlement over the