Dessert Storm's Sucess and Failures

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GDP- The GDP is a term used to measure economic progress and is calculated by the sum of all goods produced in a country during a year. The GPD only measures the goods and services made within a country. The GPD does not include profits made by overseas companies (O.C. Ferrell, G Hirt, F Ferrell 18).
GDP per capita- The GDP per capita is a term used to measure the economic progress of the average citizen of a country. The GDP per capita is an approximation of the value of goods produced per person in a country, and is calculated by dividing the countries GPD by the total number of people in the country (Web Finance, Inc. 1).
In 2003 U.S. CIA intelligence had information that Saddam Hussein, an enemy of the United States and dictator of Iraq had legitimate programs to build weapons of mass destruction, and was planning to pass those weapons onto the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization. U.S. intelligence believed that Al-Qaeda would ultimately smuggle those weapons into the United States and violently murderer millions of Americans (Lobe 1). To prevent such an atrocity from occurring in the United States, former President George W. Bush decided that the only course of action against these murderous terrorists was to defeat them abroad before they could attack us at home (Bush 7). On March 18th, 2003 the United States launched operation Iraqi Freedom. The goal of this operation was to remove Saddam Hussein from power, prevent Al-Qaeda from obtaining weapons of mass destruction, and defeat Al-Qaeda (Bush 8). President Bush stated that the goal of Operation Iraqi Freedom was to defeat Al-Qaeda and protect the United States by creating a prosperous and democratic Iraq. If successful, Operation Iraqi Freedom could inspire millions across the Middle East to rise up against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist governments and demand freedom and democracy in their own countries.…...

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