On this day in 1998, President Clinton ordered four days of missile strikes and bombing missions against Iraq forces in response to Saddam Hussein's continued defiance of U.N. weapons inspectors. Wow, that sure taught Saddam Hussein a thing or two and set him quickly on the straight and narrow.
It seems that when you're at war with someone, as we were with Iraq's tyrannical leader, since 1991, if you don't take, destroy or occupy his capital and kill him, you haven't won the war. It takes a lot of effort, money and the blood and sacrifice of heroes to end a war properly. As we've just seen.
Labels: Gulf War I post-history; William Clinton