Nor is it limited to the intelligence operatives who sat silent as the administration cherry-picked its case for war, or with those, like Colin Powell or Hans Blix, who, in the name of loyalty or statesmanship, did not give full throat to their misgivings.
I learned firsthand that dating a veteran is anything but one-dimensional when I fell in love with an Iraq War vet.US Hands over Green Zone Control to Iraq, US Embassy in Iraq Opens, Remaining Non-US Coalition Forces Leave Iraq, Obama Announces End of Combat Mission in Iraq by Aug.31, 2010, Deadliest Attack of 2009"Hussein accused neighboring Kuwait in July, 1990, with flooding world oil markets, causing oil prices to decrease and threatening Iraq-s attempts to boost its war-torn economy. 2, 1990, some 120,000 Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait, and Hussein declared its annexation." On July 25, 1990, US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, tells Saddam Hussein, "I admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. We understand that and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country.Eventually, 30 nations joined the military coalition arrayed against Iraq, with a further 18 countries supplying economic, humanitarian, or other type of assistance...After a 38-day air campaign, the Desert Sabre ground offensive began with allied forces sweeping through Iraqi defenses. Iraqi troops--tired, hungry and war-weary from six months of economic blockade and more than a month of relentless allied bombing--surrendered by the thousands." On Apr.