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The Gulf War In the early morning of August the second 1990 Saddam Hussein and a fleet of tanks as well as 100000 thousand troops invaded neighboring Kuwait with out provocation or warning Iraq also had surface-to-surface missiles to take complete control of Kuwait this all took place just hours after Saddam Hussein had assured neighboring countries that there would under no circumstances be an invasion George Bush entered the Gulf War for the sole reason of recovering the oil and Kuwaiti Boolean that Saddam Hussein had stolen President George Bushs goal in entering the war was to recover the stolen oil from the Iraqis and ensure that it continues to be sold at a reasonable amount by the Kuwaitis rather than have the prices raised or even the threat of being cut off by Saddam Hussein there was also an extreme threat that the Iraqis possessed nuclear weapons which would endanger all bordering countries The President said that anything less than the full cooperation of the Iraqi troops and tanks would result in immediate action by the US troops in his address to the people Bush also demanded that full restoration of the Kuwaiti government must also take place rather than the puppet regime that was established by Saddam Hussein after his take over This was one of the many incidents that lead President George Bush to take action against the Iraqis due to their involvement in the Persian Gulf crisis The United Nations placed sanctions upon Iraq which lead to the starvation of one point two million Iraqi civilians It was also the cause of the famine rate amongst children from the age five and below to rise almost one quarter from its rate the previous year 960000 women and children dead due to the sanctions brought forth by the UN The sanctions which were brought forth involved the immediate hold put on all food clothing and medicines from entering Iraq The
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