• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Iraq War.

Extracts from this document...


Iraq War I can remember the fear and anxiety I felt when my family and I sat in front of our television in our very large living room. We sat glued to the TV as we heard the dreaded words "we've declared war on Iraq", for the first part of President Bush's speech we sat there making fun of him and his ridiculous excuses for declaring war but reality struck us when we realized that we were going to have to rebuild ourselves just as we had done after the destruction the first Gulf War when President Bush Sr tried but failed. I had so many worries and fears about how many of my family might survive and how it was going to affect us in the future the deaths, the destruction and the sheer trauma it would cause after the Americans had finished having their fun in my country. ...read more.


I think he was a leader who combined both politics and religion who ran the country the way an Islamic country should have been led. The war seemed endless and the stresses of moving day to day was starting to show as our house had been bombed earlier during the war we evacuated early as we knew it was inevitable. No matter how hard I tried to face the truth it was far more painful than I expected the fact became that my family and I had become refugees in our own country, how could this be I thought as the sun rose and set each day it was unbelievable the country in which I was born and bred was no longer mine to do as I pleased. My mother decided that we had to go Kuwait to find shelter and warm clothes as we only packed the essentials. ...read more.


I would go outside and see the odd soldier here and there and one day I came across this young soldier who had such fear in his eyes that, I would sympathise so much that I would nearly approach him and tell him that its alright but I thought to myself I have no understanding of what he might fear so leave him to be because it was not his fault he was here it was his job his duty. I would sit and wonder about teachings and sayings that my father would say to me and the one that stood most bold in my mind was 'only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches' I felt I could relate to it as only I knew what was going on in my mind and I was the only person who knew how to cope with it. Although in reality that was not the case. Hibak Botan 15th September 2003 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. Should We Go To War With Iraq? - Discursive Essay

    230,000 American troops arrived in Saudi Arabia to take defensive action, but when Iraq continued a huge military build-up in Kuwait, the President ordered an additional 200,000 troops to be deployed to prepare for a possible offensive action by the U.S.-led coalition forces.

  2. Why did President Bush not invade Iraq after he had won so easily in ...

    was being started, chaos would have ensued back home.1 Since the start of the war, there had been many protestors asking whether the war was really necessary. These protestors would have had much more credibility and confidence in the President would have dropped.2 The major argument that the critics had,

  1. The case against war on Iraq.

    It is important to remember that the onus is on the USA to prove that Iraq has these weapons, not for Saddam Hussein to prove that he doesn't. Colin Powell had an opportunity to convince the UN of his case.

  2. US President George Bush labelled Iran and Iraq as part of an "axis of ...

    The CIA accuses Iran of being the 'most active sponsor of state terrorism'.31 Allegedly Iran has also supported anti-US elements in Afghanistan, despite their earlier pledges to aid the US's assault on Afghanistan. Afghan officials and US have commented that Iran sent food; clothing, money, weapons and personnel to Western

  1. An Iraqi Soldier.

    Meanwhile the rest of my troops needed my help. Therefore, I took the initiative and threw one of my few remaining grenades in the direction of the shooting, in the hope that it would kill some Americans. "Great shot!" "You really got them there!"

  2. Why did Iraq invade Kuwait?

    planes Britain 43,000 troops, 6 destroyers, 4 frigates, 3 minesweepers, 168 tanks, 300 armoured vehicles, 70 jets Canada 2 destroyers, 12 C-130 planes, 24 CF-18 bombers, 4500 troops, Field Hospital (1 Canadian Field Hospital) Czechoslovakia 200 chemical warfare specialists Egypt 40,000 troops France 18,000 troops, 60 combat aircraft, 120 helicopters,

  1. "The Controversy over the War with Iraq".

    This brought up major controversy over Iraq and the United States with Great Britain wanting to attack Saddam. However, nothing really occurred and Saddam was left to himself. The war in Iraq all started with the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon, by the terrorist on September 11th, 2001.

  2. Citizenship - compare " Show you don't want war" and "Iraq evidence is overwhelming".

    Another reason it is so much in the public eye is because world leaders are seemingly engaging in a war of words with each other, battle lines that have so far been drawn pit George W. Bush and Tony Blair against Jacques Chirac and the Iraqi public minister, nicknamed Chemical

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work