Usually founded on the following statement.
"What? They have bigger dicks?! BOMB THEM!"
So as far as I'm concerned, that whole thing in the Persian Gulf was nothing more than one big dic-waving cockfight.
In this particular case, Saddam Hussein questioned the size of George Bush's dick. And George Bush had been called a wimp for so long, he apparently felt the need to act out his manhood fantasies by sending America's white children to kill other people's brown children.