There are many valid critiques of U.S. policy toward Iraq before, during, and after the Gulf War. Failing to invade and overthrow the Iraqi government, however, is not one of them.
Regions / Iraq
With the new conflict in Iraq, the stakes for the future U.S. role in the world could not be higher.
Strong support for Friday's bombing by leading congressional Democrats will no doubt embolden the Republican administration to engage in further military actions regardless of their dangerous legal, moral, or political implications.
The U.S. strategy toward Iraq since Desert Storm has failed, and it has no long-term potential.
When Saddam Hussein ordered his tanks and more than 40,000 troops into the Kurdish city of Irbil on August 31, 1996, he offered President Clinton an apparent "win-win," election-season opportunity.