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But I think the Gulf War Vets would think we need to test it out again on their bodys.

 

 

Classified Cable Proves US Ok’d Saddam’s Kuwait Invasion

 

 

HOW THE 20-YEAR WAR STARTED

 

 

ANOTHER “WILD CONSPIRACY THEORY”PROVEN TRUE….

 

 

few facts should be added here”

 

 

Not only was this another war proven to be based on lies to get the U.S. involved at a great cost of tax payer money

 

 

as well as human life but this lie extended to not just the public but to the vets sent into harms way.

 

 

Dying not in battle but referring to the Gulf War Syndrome.

 

 

For 19.5 years we have denied that Gulf War Syndrome exists. As a result, many of our veterans have gone bankrupt because their conditions are not covered under any government programs for assistance. We are not referring to the rare case; we are referring to hundreds of thousands of human beings.

 

 

Obama brought forth suggestion that the vets that for filled their part of the contract serving 20 years should pay for their own health care to a great extend thats what the Gulf War vets have been doing.

 

 

Only given choices of

 

 

1. Either taking more drugs to mask the pain going through life not feeling the pain but nothing else either.

 

 

2. Buying their own herbs vitamins and doctors to try to get relief & slowly at their own cost getting down between food & roof over your head or the pain a slow death.

 

 

3. Just end their own life to escape the pain and attachment of serving to protect a nation a government

 

 

which turns around & says your lying.

 

 

Not much of a choice ???

 

 

http://privateattorneygeneral.spruz.com/not-so-wild-gulf-war-conspiracy.htm

 

 

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SADDAM'S MESSAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO PRESIDENT BUSH???

 

Classified Cable Proves US Ok’d Saddam’s Kuwait Invasion

 

I am confused about this.

 

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/01/31/cong-ron-paul-classified-cable-proves-us-okd-saddams-kuwait-invasion/

 

0 251246Z JUL 90

FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD

TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4627

INFO AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI IMMEDIATE

AMEMBASSY CAIRO IMMEDIATE

AMEMBASSY KUWAIT IMMEDIATE

AMEMBASSY RIYADH IMMEDIATE

ARABLEAGUE COLLECTIVE

 

S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 BAGHDAD 04237

 

E.O. 12356: DECL:OADR

TAGS: MOPS PREL US KU IZ

SUBJECT: SADDAM'S MESSAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO PRESIDENT BUSH

 

¶1. SECRET - ENTIRE TEXT.

 

¶2. SUMMARY: SADDAM TOLD THE AMBASSADOR JULY 25

THAT MUBARAK HAS ARRANGED FOR KUWAITI AND IRAQI

DELEGATIONS TO MEET IN RIYADH, AND THEN ON

JULY 28, 29 OR 30, THE KUWAITI CROWN PRINCE WILL

COME TO BAGHDAD FOR SERIOUS NEGOTIATIONS. "NOTHING

WILL HAPPEN" BEFORE THEN, SADDAM HAD PROMISED

MUBARAK.

 

--SADDAM WISHED TO CONVEY AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO

PRESIDENT BUSH: IRAQ WANTS FRIENDSHIP, BUT DOES

THE USG? IRAQ SUFFERED 100,000'S OF CASUALTIES

AND IS NOW SO POOR THAT WAR ORPHAN PENSIONS WILL

SOON BE CUT; YET RICH KUWAIT WILL NOT EVEN ACCEPT

OPEC DISCIPLINE. IRAQ IS SICK OF WAR, BUT KUWAIT

HAS IGNORED DIPLOMACY. USG MANEUVERS WITH THE UAE

WILL ENCOURAGE THE UAE AND KUWAIT TO IGNORE

CONVENTIONAL DIPLOMACY. IF IRAQ IS PUBLICLY

HUMILIATED BY THE USG, IT WILL HAVE NO CHOICE

BUT TO "RESPOND," HOWEVER ILLOGICAL AND SELF

DESTRUCTIVE THAT WOULD PROVE.

 

--ALTHOUGH NOT QUITE EXPLICIT, SADDAM'S MESSAGE

TO US SEEMED TO BE THAT HE WILL MAKE A MAJOR PUSH

TO COOPERATE WITH MUBARAK'S DIPLOMACY, BUT WE MUST

TRY TO UNDERSTAND KUWAITI/UAE "SELFISHNESS" IS

UNBEARABLE. AMBASSADOR MADE CLEAR THAT WE CAN

NEVER EXCUSE SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES BY OTHER THAN

PEACEFUL MEANS. END SUMMARY.

 

¶3. AMBASSADOR WAS SUMMONED BY PRESIDENT

SADDAM HUSAYN AT NOON JULY 25. ALSO PRESENT

WERE FONMIN AZIZ, THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

DIRECTOR, TWO NOTETAKERS, AND THE IRAQI

INTERPRETER.

 

¶4. SADDAM, WHOSE MANNER WAS CORDIAL,

REASONABLE AND EVEN WARM THROUGHOUT THE ENSUING

TWO HOURS, SAID HE WISHED THE AMBASSADOR TO

CONVEY A MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT BUSH. SADDAM

THEN RECALLED IN DETAIL THE HISTORY OF IRAQ'S

DECISION TO REESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

AND ITS POSTPONING IMPLEMENTATION OF THAT

DECISION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR, RATHER THAN BE

THOUGHT WEAK AND NEEDY. HE THEN SPOKE ABOUT THE

MANY "BLOWS" OUR RELATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO

SINCE 1984, CHIEF AMONG THEM IRANGATE. IT WAS

AFTER THE FAW VICTORY, SADDAM SAID, THAT IRAQI

MISAPPREHENSIONS ABOUT USG PURPOSES BEGAN TO

SURFACE AGAIN, I.E., SUSPICIONS THAT THE U.S. WAS

NOT HAPPY TO SEE THE WAR END.

 

¶5. PICKING HIS WORDS WITH CARE, SADDAM SAID

THAT THERE ARE "SOME CIRCLES" IN THE USG,

INCLUDING IN CIA AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT,

BUT EMPHATICALLY EXCLUDING THE PRESIDENT AND

SECRETARY BAKER, WHO ARE NOT FRIENDLY TOWARD

IRAQ-U.S. RELATIONS. HE THEN LISTED WHAT HE

SEEMED TO REGARD AS FACTS TO SUPPORT THIS

CONCLUSION: "SOME CIRCLES ARE GATHERING

INFORMATION ON WHO MIGHT BE SADDAM HUSAYN'S

SUCCESSOR;" THEY KEPT UP CONTACTS IN THE GULF

WARNING AGAINST IRAQ; THEY WORKED TO ENSURE

NO HELP WOULD GO TO IRAQ (READ EXIM AND CCC).

 

¶6. IRAQ, THE PRESIDENT STRESSED, IS IN SERIOUS

FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, WITH 40 BILLION USD DEBTS.

IRAQ, WHOSE VICTORY IN THE WAR AGAINST IRAN

MADE AN HISTORIC DIFFERENCE TO THE ARAB WORLD

AND THE WEST, NEEDS A MARSHALL PLAN. BUT "YOU

WANT THE OIL PRICE DOWN," SADDAM CHARGED.

 

¶7. RESUMING HIS LIST OF GRIEVANCES WHICH HE

BELIEVED WERE ALL INSPIRED BY

"SOME CIRCLES" IN THE USG, HE RECALLED THE

"USIA CAMPAIGN" AGAINST HIMSELF, AND THE

GENERAL MEDIA ASSAULT ON IRAQ AND ITS PRESIDENT.

 

¶8. DESPITE ALL THESE BLOWS, SADDAM SAID, AND

ALTHOUGH "WE WERE SOMEWHAT ANNOYED," WE STILL

HOPED THAT WE COULD DEVELOP A GOOD RELATIONSHIP.

BUT THOSE WHO FORCE OIL PRICES DOWN ARE ENGAGING

IN ECONOMIC WARFARE AND IRAQ CANNOT ACCEPT SUCH

A TRESPASS ON ITS DIGNITY AND PROSPERITY.

 

¶9. THE SPEARHEADS (FOR THE USG) HAVE BEEN KUWAIT

AND THE UAE, SADDAM SAID. SADDAM SAID CAREFULLY

THAT JUST AS IRAQ WILL NOT THREATEN OTHERS, IT

WILL ACCEPT NO THREAT AGAINST ITSELF. "WE HOPE

THE USG WILL NOT MISUNDERSTAND:" IRAQ ACCEPTS,

AS THE STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID, THAT ANY

COUNTRY MAY CHOOSE ITS FRIENDS. BUT THE USG KNOWS

THAT IT WAS IRAQ, NOT THE USG, WHICH DECISIVELY

PROTECTED THOSE USG FRIENDS DURING THE WAR--AND THAT

IS UNDERSTANDABLE SINCE PUBLIC OPINION IN THE USG,

TO SAY NOTHING OF GEOGRAPHY, WOULD HAVE MADE IT

IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE AMERICANS TO ACCEPT 10,000 DEAD

IN A SINGLE BATTLE, AS IRAQ DID.

 

¶10. SADDAM ASKED WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE USG

TO ANNOUNCE IT IS COMMITTED TO THE DEFENSE OF

ITS FRIENDS, INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY.

ANSWERING HIS OWN QUESTION, HE SAID THAT TO IRAQ

IT MEANS FLAGRANT BIAS AGAINST THE GOI.

 

¶11. COMING TO ONE OF HIS MAIN POINTS, SADDAM

ARGUED THAT USG MANEUVERS WITH THE UAE AND KUWAIT (SIC)

ENCOURAGED THEM IN THEIR UNGENEROUS POLICIES. THE

IRAQI RIGHTS, SADDAM EMPHASIZED, WILL BE RESTORED

ONE BY ONE, THOUGH IT MAY TAKE A MONTH OR MUCH

MORE THAN A YEAR. IRAQ HOPES THE USG WILL BE

IN HARMONY WITH ALL THE PARTIES TO THIS DISPUTE.

 

¶12. SADDAM SAID HE UNDERSTANDS THAT THE USG IS

DETERMINED TO KEEP THE OIL FLOWING AND TO

MAINTAIN ITS FRIENDSHIPS IN THE GULF. WHAT HE

CANNOT UNDERSTAND IS WHY WE ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO

ARE DAMAGING IRAQ, WHICH IS WHAT OUR GULF MANEUVERS

WILL DO.

 

¶13. SADDAM SAID HE FULLY BELIEVES THE USG WANTS

PEACE, AND THAT IS GOOD. BUT DO NOT, HE ASKED,

USE METHODS WHICH YOU SAY YOU DO NOT LIKE,

METHODS LIKE ARM-TWISTING-

 

¶14. AT THIS POINT SADDAM SPOKE AT LENGTH ABOUT

PRIDE OF IRAQIS, WHO BELIEVE IN "LIBERTY OR DEATH."

IRAQ WILL HAVE TO RESPOND IF THE U.S. USES THESE

METHODS. IRAQ KNOWS THE USG CAN SEND PLANES AND

ROCKETS AND HURT IRAQ DEEPLY. SADDAM ASKS THAT

THE USG NOT FORCE IRAQ TO THE POINT OF HUMILIATION

AT WHICH LOGIC MUST BE DISREGARDED. IRAQ DOES NOT

CONSIDER THE U.S. AN ENEMY AND HAS TRIED TO BE

FRIENDS.

 

¶15. AS FOR THE INTRA-ARAB DISPUTES, SADDAM SAID

HE IS NOT ASKING THE USG TO TAKE UP ANY PARTICULAR

ROLE SINCE THE SOLUTIONS MUST COME THROUGH ARAB

AND BILATERAL DIPLOMACY.

 

¶16. RETURNING TO HIS THEME THAT IRAQ WANTS

DIGNITY AND FREEDOM AS WELL AS FRIENDSHIP WITH THE

U.S., HE CHARGED THAT IN THE LAST YEAR THERE WERE

MANY OFFICIAL STATEMENTS WHICH MADE IT SEEM THAT

THE U.S. DOES NOT WANT TO RECIPROCATE. HOW, FOR

EXAMPLE, SADDAM ASKED,CAN WE INTERPRET THE

INVITATION FOR ARENS TO VISIT AT A TIME OF CRISIS

IN THE GULF? WHY DID THE U.S- DEFENSE MINISTER

MAKE "INFLAMMATORY" STATEMENTS?

 

¶17. SADDAM SAID THAT THE IRAQIS KNOW WHAT

WAR IS, WANT NO MORE OF IT--"DO NOT PUSH US TO IT;

DO NOT MAKE IT THE ONLY OPTION LEFT WITH WHICH WE

CAN PROTECT OUR DIGNITY."

 

¶18. PRESIDENT BUSH, SADDAM SAID, HAS MADE NO MISTAKE

IN HIS PRESIDENCY VIS-A-VIS THE ARABS. THE DECISION

ON THE PLO DIALOGUE WAS "MISTAKEN," BUT IT WAS

TAKEN UNDER "ZIONIST PRESSURE" AND, SADDAM SAID, IS

PERHAPS A CLEVER TACTIC TO ABSORB THAT PRESSURE.

 

¶19. AFTER A SHORT DIVERSION ON THE NEED FOR THE

U.S. TO CONSIDER THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF 200,000

ARABS WITH THE SAME VIGOR AND INTEREST AS THE HUMAN

RIGHTS OF THE ISRAELIS, SADDAM CONCLUDED BY

RESTATING THAT IRAQ WANTS AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP

"ALTHOUGH WE WILL NOT PANT FOR IT, WE WILL DO OUR

PART AS FRIENDS."

 

¶20. SADDAM THEN OFFERED AN ANECDOTE TO ILLUSTRATE

HIS POINT. HE HAD TOLD THE IRAQI KURDISH LEADER

IN 1974 THAT HE WAS PREPARED TO GIVE UP HALF OF

THE SHATT AL-ARAB TO IRAN TO OBTAIN ALL OF A

PROSPEROUS IRAQ. THE KURD HAD BET THAT SADDAM WOULD

NOT GIVE HALF THE SHATT--THE KURD WAS WRONG. EVEN

NOW, THE ONLY REAL ISSUE WITH IRAN IS THE SHATT, AND

IF GIVING AWAY HALF OF THE WATERWAY IS THE ONLY

THING STANDING BETWEEN THE CURRENT SITUATION AND

IRAQI PROSPERITY, SADDAM SAID HE WOULD BE GUIDED

BY WHAT HE DID IN 1974.

 

¶21. THE AMBASSADOR THANKED SADDAM FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS DIRECTLY WITH HIM SOME OF

HIS AND OUR CONCERNS. PRESIDENT BUSH, TOO, WANTS

FRIENDSHIP, AS HE HAD WRITTEN AT THE 'ID AND ON

THE OCCASION OF IRAQ'S NATIONAL DAY. SADDAM

INTERRUPTED TO SAY HE HAD BEEN TOUCHED BY THOSE

 

¶22. AMBASSADOR RESUMED HER THEME, RECALLING THAT

THE PRESIDENT HAD INSTRUCTED HER TO BROADEN AND

DEEPEN OUR RELATIONS WITH IRAQ. SADDAM HAD REFERRED

TO "SOME CIRCLES" ANTIPATHETIC TO THAT AIM. SUCH

CIRCLES CERTAINLY EXISTED, BUT THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION

IS INSTRUCTED BY THE PRESIDENT. ON THE OTHER HAND,

THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT CONTROL THE AMERICAN PRESS;

IF HE DID, CRITICISM OF THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD NOT

EXIST. SADDAM AGAIN INTERRUPTED TO SAY HE UNDERSTOOD

THAT. THE AMBASSADOR SAID SHE HAD SEEN THE DIANE

SAWYER SHOW AND THOUGHT THAT IT WAS CHEP AND UNFAIR.

BUT THE AMERICAN PRESS TREATS ALL POLITICIANS

WITHOUT KID GLOVES--THAT IS OUR WAY.

 

¶23. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS

VERY RECENTLY REAFFIRMED HIS DESIRE FOR A BETTER

RELATIONSHIP AND HAS PROVEN THAT BY, FOR EXAMPLE,

OPPOSING SANCTIONS BILLS. HERE SADDAM INTERRUPTED

AGAIN. LAUGHING, HE SAID THERE IS NOTHING LEFT

FOR IRAQ TO BUY IN THE U.S. EVERYTHING IS

PROHIBITED EXCEPT FOR WHEAT, AND NO DOUBT THAT WILL

SOON BE DECLARED A DUAL-USE ITEM- SADDAM SAID, HOWEVER,

HE HAD DECIDED NOT TO RAISE THIS ISSUE, BUT RATHER

CONCENTRATE ON THE FAR MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES AT HAND.

 

¶24. AMBASSADOR SAID THERE WERE MANY ISSUES HE

HAD RAISED SHE WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON, BUT

SHE WISHED TO USE HER LIMITED TIME WITH THE

PRESIDENT TO STRESS FIRST PRESIDENT BUSH'S DESIRE

FOR FRIENDSHIP AND, SECOND, HIS STRONG DESIRE, SHARED

WE ASSUME BY IRAQ, FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE MID

EAST. IS IT NOT REASONABLE FOR US TO BE CONCERNED

WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER BOTH

SAY PUBLICLY THAT KUWAITI ACTIONS ARE THE

EQUIVALENT OF MILITARY AGGRESSION, AND THEN WE

LEARN THAT MANY UNITS OF THE REPUBLICAN GUARD

HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE BORDER? IS IT NOT REASONABLE

FOR US TO ASK, IN THE SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP, NOT

CONFRONTATION, THE SIMPLE QUESTION: WHAT ARE YOUR

INTENTIONS?

 

¶25. SADDAM SAID THAT WAS INDEED A REASONABLE

QUESTION. HE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT WE SHOULD BE

CONCERNED FOR REGIONAL PEACE, IN FACT IT IS OUR

DUTY AS A SUPERPOWER. "BUT HOW CAN WE MAKE THEM

(KUWAIT AND UAE) UNDERSTAND HOW DEEPLY WE ARE

SUFFERING." THE FINANCIAL SITUATION IS SUCH THAT

THE PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS WILL HAVE

TO BE CUT. AT THIS POINT, THE INTERPRETER AND

ONE OF THE NOTETAKERS BROKE DOWN AND WEPT.

 

¶26. AFTER A PAUSE FOR RECUPERATION, SADDAM SAID,

IN EFFECT, BELIEVE ME I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING: WE

SENT ENVOYS, WROTE MESSAGES, ASKED FAHD TO

ARRANGE QUADRAPARTITE SUMMIT (IRAQ, SAG, UE,

KUWAIT). FAHD SUGGESTFD OIL MINISTERS INSTEAD AND

WE AGREED TO THE JEDDAH AGREEMENT ALTHOUGH IT WAS

WELL BELOW OUR HOPES. THEN, SADDAM CONTINUED,

TWO DAYS LATER THE KUWAITI OIL MINISTER ANNOUNCED

HE WOULD WANT TO ANNUL THAT AGREEMENT WITHIN TWO

MONTHS. AS FOR THE UAE, SADDAM SAID, I BEGGED

SHAYKH ZAYID TO UNDERSTAND OUR PROBLEMS (WHEN

SADDAM ENTERTAINED HIM IN MOSUL AFTER THE BAGHDAD

SUMMIT), AND ZAYID SAID JUST WAIT UNTIL I GET

BACK TO ABU DHABI. BUT THEN HIS MINISTER OF OIL

MADE "BAD STATEMENTS."

 

¶27. AT THIS POINT, SADDAM LEFT THE ROOM TO TAKE

AN URGENT CALL FROM MUBARAK. AFTER HIS RETURN,

THE AMBASSADOR ASKED IF HE COULD TELL HER IF

THERE HAS ANY PROGRESS IN FINDING A PEACEFUL WAY

TO DEFUSE THE DISPUTE. THIS WAS SOMETHING PRESIDENT

BUSH WOULD BE KEENLY INTERESTED TO KNOW. SADDAM

SAID THAT HE HAD JUST LEARNED FROM MUBARAK THE

KUWAITIS HAVE AGREED TO NEGOTIATE. THE KUWAITI

CROWN PRINCE/PRIME MINISTER WOULD MEET IN RIYADH

WITH SADDAM'S NUMBER TWO, IZZAT IBRAHIM, AND THEN

THE KUWAITI WOULD COME TO BAGHDAD ON SATURDAY,

SUNDAY OR, AT THE LATEST, MONDAY, JULY 30.

 

¶28. "I TOLD MUBARAK," SADDAM SAID, THAT "NOTHING

WILL HAPPEN UNTIL THE MEETING," AND NOTHING WILL

HAPPEN DURING OR AFTER THE MEETING IF THE KUWAITIS

WILL AT LAST "GIVE US SOME HOPE."

 

¶29. THE AMBASSADOR SAID SHE WAS DELIGHTED TO HEAR

THIS GOOD NEWS. SADDAM THEN ASKED HER TO CONVEY

HIS WARM GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT BUSH AND TO

CONVEY HIS MESSAGE TO HIM.

 

¶30. NOTE: ON THE BORDER QUESTION, SADDAM REFERRED

TO THE 1961 AGREEMENT AND A "LINE OF PATROL" IT

HAD ESTABLISHED. THE KUWAITIS, HE SAID, HAD TOLD

MUBARAK IRAQ WAS 20 KILOMETERS "IN FRONT" OF THIS

LINE. THE AMBASSADOR SAID THAT SHE HAD SERVED IN

KUWAIT 20 YEARS BEFORE; THEN, AS NOW, WE TOOK NO

POSITION ON THESE ARAB AFFAIRS.

 

¶31. COMMENT: IN THE MEMORY QF THE CURRENT

DIPLOMATIC CORPS, SADDAM HAS NEVER SUMMONED AN

AMBASSADOR. HE IS WORRIED.

 

ACCORDING TO HIS OWN POLITICAL THEORIZING

(U.S. THE SOLE MAJOR POWER IN THE MIDDLE EAST),

HE NEEDS AT A MINIMUM A CORRECT RELATIONSHIP

WITH US FOR OBVIOUS GEOPOLITICAL REASONS,

ESPECIALLY AS LONG AS HE PERCEIVES MORTAL

THREATS FROM ISRAEL AND IRAN. AMBASSADOR

BELIEVES SADDAM SUSPECTS OUR DECISION SUDDENLY

TO UNDERTAKE MANEUVERS WITH ABU DHABI IS A

HARBINGER OF A USG DECISION TO TAKE SIDES.

FURTHER, SADDAM, HIMSELF BEGINNING TO HAVE AN

INKLING OF HOW MUCH HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT

THE U.S., IS APPREHENSIVE THAT WE DO NOT

UNDERSTAND CERTAIN POLITICAL FACTORS WHICH

INHIBIT HIM, SUCH AS:

 

--HE CANNOT ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE PERCEIVED AS

CAVING IN TO SUPERPOWER BULLYING (AS U/S HAMDUN

FRANKLY WARNED US IN LATE 1988);

 

--IRAQ, WHICH LOST 100,000'S OF CASUALTIES, IS

SUFFERING AND KUWAIT IS "MISERLY" AND "SELFISH."

 

¶32. IT WAS PROGRESS TO HAVE SADDAM ADMIT

THAT THE USG HAS A "RESPONSIBILITY" IN THE

REGION, AND HAS EVERY RIGHT TO EXPECT AN

ANSWER WHEN WE ASK IRAQ'S INTENTIONS. HIS

RESPONSE IN EFFECT THAT HE TRIED VARIOUS

DIPLOMATIC/CHANNELS BEFORE RESORTING TO

UNADULTERATED INTIMIDATION HAS AT LEAST THE

VIRTUE OF FRANKNESS. HIS EMPHASIS THAT HE

WANTS PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT IS SURELY SINCERE

(IRAQIS ARE SICK OF WAR), BUT THE TERMS SOUND

DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE. SADDAM SEEMS TO WANT

PLEDGES NOW ON OIL PRICES AND PRODUCTION TO

COVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS.

 

GLASPIE

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All that cable proves is that Saddam was saying one thing and doing another to save face. But, I read no where that we okay ed his invasion of Kuwait.

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