Persian Gulf Air War Begins
The president addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military attacks against Iraq that had begun earlier in the… read more
The president addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint
military attacks against Iraq that had begun earlier in the
Announcing “the liberation of Kuwait has begun,” President Bush
stated that the U.S. had no other choice than to attack Iraq to
remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. He said no ground troops were
involved in the current military conflict, and that the U.S. would
not fail in freeing Kuwait.
The U.S.' objective in the Persian Gulf was, Mr. Bush said, to
restore the legitimate Kuwaiti government and allow freedom in
An air attack by U.S. forces of Baghdad, Iraq, began at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night EST, 2:30 a.m. Iraqi time Thursday morning. U.S.,
British and Saudi planes took part in the attack which targeted
central Baghdad, including oil refineries and the Baghdad airport.
The conflict ended months of speculation on the outcome of U.S.
threats to remove Iraqi forces from their occupation of Kuwait
according to the U.N. resolution allowing the use of force in the
liberation of Kuwait. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- George H. W. Bush U.S. President United States
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