America in Iraq 1991-2016: An Oral History
In a special transmittal made in 2004 by Charles Duelfer, who was the Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence, he states that “The progress Baghdad had made toward escaping sanctions changed following 11 September 2001. Saddam did not immediately understand this.” More
When the United States invaded Iraq in 1991 under the first Bush Administration, and order to prevent Sadaam Hussein from controlling 1/5 of the worlds proven oil reserves, it was understood that toppling Sadaam could induce a broader crisis throughout the Middle East, as well as strengthen our enemies. However after half a decade of sanctions, and a no-fly zone, as well as the events which transpired on September 11th, 2001, It became apparent that the calculus in which the United States viewed a Sadaam Hussein held Iraq, had changed.