U.S. Policy Towards Iraq

The committee heard testimony from April Glaspie, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, on the U.S. policy towards Iraq before the beginning of the… read more

The committee heard testimony from April Glaspie, former U.S.

Ambassador to Iraq, on the U.S. policy towards Iraq before the

beginning of the Persian Gulf war. Ms. Glaspie has generally been

considered the Bush Administration’s scapegoat for the U.S. policy of

appeasement of Iraq before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2,

1990. A transcript released by Iraq of a July 25 meeting between

Amb. Glaspie and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was used by Iraq to

claim that Amb. Glaspie told Saddam the U.S. would not be concerned

if Iraq entered Kuwait.

Ambassador Glaspie had not made a public appearance since the Iraqi

invasion of Kuwait, which some attributed to the fact the Iraqi

transcript was fundamentally accurate. A senior administration

official was quoted by the New York Times shortly after the release

of the Iraqi transcript as saying the transcript was "fundamentally

accurate." In an appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations

committee on Marc close

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 1991 | 10:34pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 12, 2002 | 2:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 21, 1991 | 10:34pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 22, 1991 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 1991 | 1:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 06, 2002 | 11:46pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2002 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 1
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