posted on May, 7 2004 @ 02:05 PM
The Gulf War of 1991 successfully drove Iraq from Kuwait, safeguarding western oil interests and showing that such aggression would not go unpunished.
However, at the urging of Arab nations and fearing American casualties, Pres. Bush stopped short of finishing off Saddam Hussein. Saddam remained in
place, making trouble and causing concern about nuclear, biological and chemical warfare programs. Meanwhile, the establishment of an American
military presence in Saudi Arabia, guardian of Islam's holiest places, angered some Arabs, including Osama bin Laden, who became dedicated
Is the terrorist threat of today the result of U.S. mishandling of the Gulf War?