U.S. Has Forgotten the Lessons of Gulf War

By Joe Wilson, Boston Globe - August 9, 2015

It was the middle of the night in Baghdad, Aug. 2, 1990, 25 years ago, when my phone rang. Half asleep, stumbling over the dog, I lifted the receiver to hear the disembodied voice of the embassy’s Marine security guard: “Mr. Wilson, the White House.” Stark naked, I snapped to attention, saluted, and waited for the president. The line went dead. Now wide awake, I called the National Security Council to learn that Saddam Hussein had sent his troops into Kuwait to annex the small neighbor.

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