The Origins of the Second Gulf War
leading up to the Second Gulf War. Using declassified and historical documents, this paper examines the influential role of those neo-conservatives and war lobbyists who strongly influenced George W. Bush in the planning, strategizing, and later launching of “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” The paper highlights the author’s perspective on the Second Persian Gulf War. It is based on the research conducted through analysis and discussion of existing political documents and various standpoint theories of some historians. The objective is to create a vivid picture of the US Government Plans towards Iraq and the involvement
of war lobbyists and major decision-makers in this process during the Presidency of George W. Bush. The sole aim of the article is to describe and analyze US Foreign policy in connection with Iraq before the Second Gulf War, as the topic has not been explored in depth yet and is still open for discussion due to present day situation in Iraq.