A dozen years ago, Newsweek ran a cover story titled, “Is Kuwait Worth Fighting For?”
In an honest article, detailing Kuwait’s plusses and minuses, Newsweek answered, “Yes.”
It was pretty daring journalism, especially considering Congress had yet to decide whether to support Bush I’s war effort, much less the American people. In fact, Newsweek helped settle the debate. Heady days, heady stuff. The memory has kept me a subscriber.
As the Bush administration prepares to try to take Saddam out, U.S. war planners and spymasters are intensely interested in the Iraqi strongman