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The Ideology of War: The Neoconservatives and the Hijacking of US Policy in Iraq

ByJohn Davis

Three American Presidents-George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W.

Bush-pursued disparate military strategies to confront the divergent threats posed

by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. For the elder Bush, he employed a multilateral approach

augmented by Security Council approval to “use force.”1 With the support of the

international community President Bush commenced Operation Desert Storm to

eject Iraq from Kuwait.