Monday, February 28, 2011

Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome

By Robert Parry
February 28, 2011

Twenty years ago, with a resounding victory in a 100-hour ground war against Iraqi troops in Kuwait, the first Bush administration completed the restoration of a powerful public consensus, a renewed national commitment that the United States should act as the world’s imperial policeman.

Read on.

2 comments:

lin said...

thanks, Robert!

i just "knew" that a lot took place off camera, so to speak. saddam had complained that crude prices were artificially kept low making it impossible for iraq to recover from the war with persia. i suspected that the invasion into kuwait was more to make an economic point and not to take over kuwait.
this fills in so many blanks for me.

thanks, linji

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