The presidency of George W. Bush was a period of controversy. The foreign policy that the administration implemented would be criticized both inside of the United States and across the world. The purpose of this thesis is to look at how the senior members of the Bush administration’s foreign policy team influenced the foreign policy process during President George Walker Bush’s first term. It will apply the interaction and bitter opposition between these individuals and the defining events that took place to the foreign policy process in general and, more specifically, with policy implementation towards the Islamic Republic of Iran. This thesis will show that the foreign policy process was severely limited because of the unbalanced influence that favored the foreign policy hawks at the Department of Defense and the Office of the Vice President over the moderates at the State Department, causing an implementation of foreign policy that would allow the administration to target Iran in the next phase of the war on terrorism.