U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

The committee heard testimony in an “informal discussion” from April Glaspie, the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, on the U.S.' policy concerning Iraq before the Aug. 2, 1990 Iraqi invasion of… read more

The committee heard testimony in an “informal discussion” from April Glaspie, the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, on the U.S.' policy concerning Iraq before the Aug. 2, 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Her testimony was her first public appearance since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The hearing was called an “informal discussion” because of the objection of one of the committee members, which prevented the official title of “hearing” from being applied to the committee session. Ms. Glaspie is considered by some to be the Bush Administration’s “scapegoat” for the administration’s appeasement policy towards Kuwait before the Aug. 2 invasion. During a July 25, 1990 meeting between Ms. Glaspie and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, transcripts of which have been released by Iraq, Ms. Glaspie said she warned Saddam Hussein orally that the U.S. would defend its vital interests in the Persian Gulf, but her remarks were not reported in the Iraqi transcript. Iraq claims Ms. Glaspie told the Iraqi leader that close

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Program ID:
17179-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 1991 | 9:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 1991 | 9:58am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 20, 1991 | 9:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 1991 | 5:43am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 1991 | 9:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
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