Putting the Persian Gulf War in Perspective

The American Society of Newspaper Editors celebrated the First Amendment and two hundred years of free speech. Vice President Quayle… read more

The American Society of Newspaper Editors celebrated the First Amendment and two hundred years of free speech. Vice President Quayle talked about his personal experiences in the newspaper publishing business. His grandfather was publisher Eugene Pulliam. The vice president said he would like to give his views on the Persian Gulf War to help the media put it in proper perspective. First and foremost, he said, it was “a stirring victory for the forces of aggression against lawlessness.” He subsequently corrected his misstatement. He observed that America’s leadership is the fundamental principle that guides the world,and that the United States is a dependable ally that follows through with its commitments and achieves its objectives. He expressed deep concern over the ensuing tragedy of the Kurds as Saddam Hussein has turned them into refugees in their own land. The United States is supporting international efforts to “help the victims of Saddam’s brutality.” He pointed out the irony that the critics of the war are now crying for the U.S. to become involved in Iraq’s civil war. close

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Putting the Persian Gulf War in Perspective

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Program ID:
17546-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Apr 14, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 15, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 14, 1991 | 1:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 14, 1991 | 10:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 15, 1991 | 6:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 1991 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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