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The Bombing of Iraq The bombing by The United States and Great Britan on February 16 2001 of five antiaircraft sites in Iraq was deep rooted in events of the past The current most direct reason for the bombing was the defense of British and US planes that were endangered by the antiaircraft guns operated by Iraq The Persion Gulf conflict more then ten years ago is the main event that allowed this bombing to happen At the center of all this is the president of Iraq Saddamn Hussein who ordered the invasion of Kuwait In 1990 in order to take control of the countries rich oil fields Saddam Hussein has many of the same drives and charecteristics of past leaders such as Nepolien and Hitler but without the large force of people behind him The current bombing of Iraq included five antiaircraft stations that have been used to open fire at British and American planes The bombing took place at 1230 am in Iraq and all planes took off out of Kuwait Targets were hit from as far as 50 miles away and as close to five miles from downtown Baghdad Spokesmen from the Pentigon said that the mission was a success and that all targets were hit The targets were also choosen as to not have any civilian casalties although Baghdad papers reported one man killed and nine wounded One major criticism of the US and the Bush administration was that Hussein wasnt taken out of power or assinated to make sure that he could no longer atempt to control or invade any other countries This was a similar problem with another famous dictator Napoelien Napolien was taken over but wasnt assinated to make sure he could never rule again as a result he made it back to france and was able to once again form an army for his cause The fact that the Bush administration in 1991 did
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