The Pros And Cons Of The United States Involvement In The Iraq-Iran

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In my opinion, the United States never had the ability to deliver its promise of liberty, equality and opportunity for all people at home and abroad. For instance, during World War II about 2.5 million African Americans register for the draft: about 1 million served in the Arm Forces. Even within the Arm Forces Blacks fought discrimination while also fighting against fascism abroad. It was not until July 26, 1948, President Truman signed the Executive Order 9981 integrating the Arm Forces and mandating equality of treatment and opportunity. Moreover, it was not until July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Right Act of 1964 which outlaw discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or nationality. Furthermore, African Americans …show more content…
In the summer of 1983, Iran had reported to the United Nations of the use of chemical weapons by the Iraqi military which is a clear violation of the Geneva protocol. Furthermore, by the Geneva Protocol requires for the international community to investigate such allegations but were unheard until November of the same year when the United Nations Security Council decided to investigate. Although the United States had intelligence indicating the Iraqi used of chemical weapons, on November 26, 1983 President Ronald Reagan issued National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 114, “Because of the real and psychological impact of a curtailment in the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf on the international economic system, we must assure our readiness to deal promptly with actions aimed at disrupting that traffic.” Such directive revealed the administration’s priorities to intensify military assistance to defend oil refineries and to improve U.S. military competency in the Persian Gulf. Also, the directive states for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretaries of state and defense to take the necessary measures to respond to any threat in the area. By December 1983 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met with Saddam Hussein to reassure U.S. relations and armament provision. On August 1990 Iraq launched an invasion of Kuwait thinking their new ally will not respond to the aggression opening the door to a conflict that one can say lasted for more than two

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