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The events in the book War In The Gulf took place in the 1990s The place was the Middle East specifically Iraq and Kuwait Before the time of the Persian Gulf War the Middle East was a place riddled with sensless violence Holy Wars took place every couple of years After the Iran-Iraq war Iraq became the undisputed power of the Middle East After the time of the Persian Gulf War Iraq was a beaten country Their cities lie in ruin an their people demoralized Recently Iraq after being bored with having no one to pick on went to attacking the Kurds in northern Iraq as they have for many years before Characters Since this is a non-fiction book there were not really any characters Although there were some people that were mentioned numerous times throughout the book The first of course would be Saddam Hussein Saddam is a ruthless figure who loves to pick on nations that are smaller than his own He was responsible not only for the supression of Kuwait but also for many injustices against the Kurds Iranians and Israelies The next would be President George Bush He was responsible for signing the declaration of war and for numerous decisions throughout the war The last would be General Norman Schwarzkopf He was the hero of the war Summary The book War In The Gulf starts out with a brief account of the events that transpired in the Middle East before the time of the Persian Gulf War After WWI the remnants of the Ottoman Empire were split into what is now Syria Iraq Lebanon Turkey and Palestine which would
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