Friday, July 25, 2008


This Day in the History of Our Government Saying the Exact Wrong Thing

On this day in 1990, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, met with Saddam Hussein, assuring him, "...we have no opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts like your border disagreement with Kuwait."
We certainly know how Saddam took that statement and I'm hard pressed to think of any other reason to say it but to give a green light to his invasion of Kuwait, which had been a separate nation from Iraq for 140 years. Still, it's Saddam's bad for taking the action rather than Glaspie's for saying something so unnecessarily dangerous.

It's a bad thing, however, when you're replaced by lyin' Joe Wilson, and he's an improvement.



How history would have been different had Ambassador Glaspie advised Saddam Hussein that in the event one Iraq stuck his big toe over the Kuwait border, the consequences would be dire.


I know, and how hard would that have been to say? Sheesh.
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