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How Saddam Husseins Greed and Totalitarian Quest for PowerPersian Gulf Crisis 1990-1991How Saddam Husseins Greed and Totalitarian Quest for PowerLed to the Invasion of Kuwait World Conflicts and the Degredation of IraqJoseph Stalin Fidel Castro Adolf Hitler Saddam Hussein These names are allthose of leaders who have used a totalitarian approach to leading a nation Stalin andHitler ruled in the early to mid-nineteen hundreds Like Fidel Castro Saddam Hussein isnow Saddam Hussein belongs to the Baath Party of Iraq This party adopts manytechniques similar to those used by Stalin and Hitler Saddam Hussein conceived a planto invade Kuwait It was perhaps one of the worst mistakes he could have made for hisown reputation and for his country The invasion of Kuwait as well as the worldsresponse to it the environmental disaster it caused and the degradation of Iraq werecompletely the fault one man and his government Saddam Hussein and his BaathGovernment One of Husseins weaknesses is negotiating Negotiating in his terms is to fight itout with as much carnage as possible until his side comes out victoriously RepeatedlySaddam and his government break international convention laws During his war foughtwith Iran the Iraqi army used chemical weapons on the Iranian troops and even on theirown Iraqi population This was seemingly overlooked by the rest of the world becausemost nations didnt want to see the Ayatollahs Islamic revolution rise Iraq often obtainedforeign arms support from other nations because of this It wasnt until the invasion ofKuwait that the rest of the world seemed to realize the danger that Iraq posed to its ownpeople and to the Arab states surrounding it Through poor planning Saddam Husseinmade three major mistakes that enabled an easy defeat of the IraqisThe first mistake was that he captured all of Kuwait at the same time instead ofleaving it as a border dispute This might have kept it from becoming an internationalaffair The second error was that Hussein positioned his troops too close to
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