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Why did the United States not want Iraq invading Kuwait?
There are two dominant answers depending on whether a person believes in idealism or pragmatism. The idealist believes that the United States opposed the Invasion of Kuwait on the grounds that national sovereignty should be protected. The pragmatist believes that the United States opposed the Invasion of Kuwait because it threatened to derail timely oil shipments to the United States.
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In August 1990
Answer . August 2nd 1990
United States military invasion of Iraq took place at dawn on March 20, 2003.
To control the oil.
Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1991
Oil and "terrorism".
Saddam Hussein led Iraq when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
Iraq invaded Kuwait for the oil in 1990, not the other way around :P
Iraq wanted to control Kuwait's oil and take advantage of how close they were to the persain gulf
Iraq invaded Kuwait bacuse of the oil.
In Gulf War
The two countries share a land border. The tanks literally crossed the desert.
The Iraqis can control the Kuwaitis oilfields
No, that is very unlikely. The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 is nowwidely recognized as a disaster, and the American people turnedagainst the war (and against President Bush) as… casualties mountedand the promise of quick and easy victory turned out to be false.President Obama's 2008 election win was partly because he promisedto end US involvement in Iraq, which he did in 2011. Although about300 US advisors have returned to help the Iraqi government, thereis no evidence the US plans to send any troops to Iraq; such a movewould be extremely unpopular with most Americans.
They wanted to protect their investments in oil.