Twenty four years ago today, Saddam invaded Kuwait. Bush Sr. responded by sending troops to Saudi Arabia in preparation to bomb Iraq military facilities.
Saddam knew what Bush was up to, and responded by taking tens of thousands of European human shields and placing them at military facilities around Iraq. This was a huge problem for Bush, as it wrecked his strategy.
What people generally don’t know is that two of Bush’s biggest enemies in Texas – oil man Oscar Wyatt and former governor John Connally traveled to Baghdad and worked out some sort of deal with Saddam to get him to release the hostages. That is what made it possible for Bush to bomb Iraq. Bush of course never gave credit to Wyatt or Connolly, and I don’t know why they did it, or why Saddam agreed.