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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 01:22 AM

21. I agree. But one correction - Saddam invaded Kuwait and took over the entire country

in 2 days (it's a very small country) and people feared he would invade Saudi Arabia. That was before Bush did anything.

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Kuwait
The Invasion of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 was a two-day operation conducted by Iraq against the neighboring state of Kuwait, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of the country. This invasion and Iraq's subsequent refusal to withdraw from Kuwait by a deadline mandated by the United Nations[8] led to military intervention by a United Nations-authorized coalition of forces led by the United States.


One of the agreements Bush made with the allies was to push Saddam out of Kuwait, but not to topple him.

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