Ed Driscoll

Another Key Anniversary In The Middle East

As The Cassandra Page noted, yesterday was the seventh anniversary of the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Nairobi and Tanzania by al-Qaeda. Probably not coincidentally, it was 15 years ago today, Trey Jackson reminds us, that Iraq invaded Kuwait:

This was a watershed day in the Middle East. Iraq announced that it had annexed the kingdom of Kuwait — moving over 200,000 troops into the tiny, oil-rich country. As Iraq declared Kuwait to be its 19th Province, U.S. President George Bush warned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein,