his State of the Union address in January 2002, President Bush called
Iraq part of the world's "Axis of Evil" countries and has
suggested that leader Saddam Hussein should be removed.
its leader have had a difficult relationship with the United
States ever since the Persian Gulf war in 1990-1991, when the U.S. sent
thousands of military troops to the Middle East to stop an Iraqi invasion
of the neighboring country of Kuwait.
Hussein has been accused of many different crimes including supporting
terrorist organizations, developing weapons of mass destruction like
nuclear bombs, and murdering its own people with poison gas.
Congress holds hearings
about a potential attack on Iraq.
the U.S. have the right to go into a country and remove its government?
Should the U.S. go to war with Iraq now or wait until Hussein does something
against the U.S. directly?