Skip to comments.Elder Bush brings team together 20 years after Gulf War
Posted on 01/20/2011 7:25:16 AM PST by Libloather
Elder Bush brings team together 20 years after Gulf War
By the CNN Wire Staff
January 20, 2011 7:23 a.m. EST
Baghdad (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is getting his old foreign policy team back together on the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War.
The reunion is being held on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, where the Bush presidential library is located.
A roundtable discussion by the Bush team is expected to include the 41st president, former vice presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney, who was secretary of the defense at the time, and former secretaries of state James Baker and Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Iraq invaded on August 1990, declaring Kuwait its 19th province. The United States led a counter-offensive starting January 16, 1991.
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Quite an accomplishment. Unfortunately, it set the bar so high that future military actions could never measure up. Americans now want ground campaigns that last 100 hours.
Why wasn’t “Stormin Norman” there?
Might as well celebrate this. Unfortunately it’s about the ONLY thing he got right during his four years in office.
You must not be into the whole RINO, big tent thing. :-)
To discuss what? How they were too soft to finish the job? to discuss how it would have been impossible to launch Desert Storm in the first place had Israel not taken out the Dimona nuclear reactor in 1981 (at attack H.W. Bush criticized)? Give me a break. Just because he cracks wise and jumps out of airplanes won’t make me wistful for this spineless RINO who raised taxes, reduced border security, massively increased Federal environmental regulation, and otherwise got rolled by George Mitchell at every turn.
I should stroll on down to College Station to witness RINOs in their natural habitat. :-)
He was in Saudi Arabia(Just WHERE would YOU have him be?!).
George Bush, 41st President of the United States, will host a solemn commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the beginning of military operations to liberate Kuwait from occupation by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The ceremony, to be held Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at Texas A&M University, will include key Kuwaiti representatives and top U.S. officials who were in office with the 41st president during the historic period.
The Office of President of Bush, Texas A&M University and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service are organizing the program. The event is being sponsored by Shell Oil Company.
Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin will offer welcoming remarks for the commemoration at Reed Arena.
President Bush’s special honored guest for the commemoration is His Royal Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the state of Kuwait. President Bush’s honored guests for the commemoration include: His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah; the 46th Vice President of the United States, the Honorable Richard B. Cheney; the 44th Vice President of the United States, the Honorable J. Danforth Quayle; the 61st Secretary of State of the United States, the Honorable James A. Baker, III; the 65th Secretary of State of the United States, the Honorable Colin L. Powell; former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and President Bush, the Honorable Brent Scowcroft; and the Honorable Walter E. Boomer, General (ret), United States Marine Corps.
In connection with this commemorative event, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs will host a Jan. 20 symposium of distinguished scholars and practitioners who will offer their assessments of the impact of the liberation of Kuwait on global politics and international security in the two decades since the Gulf War. The symposium will take place 2-4 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.
Participants in the symposium include Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies, King’s College, London; Michael R. Gordon, Chief Military Correspondent, the New York Times; Dr. Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; and Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development, University of Maryland, College Park. The symposium will be chaired by Dr. Jeffrey A. Engel, Kruse ‘52 Founders Professor, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
Contact: Kelli Levey, News & Information Services, at (979) 845-4645
“Dimona” is the Israeli nuclear complex... but your point is well taken!
Yikes! I meant to say Osirak. Thanks.
The Cheney person looks more like press secretary Marlin Fitzwater(was that his name?) than Mr. Cheney.
(At least to me).
Desert Shield/Storm was but a speed bump in the Bush(41)/Clinton/Bush(43)/Obama Destuction of the US and The US Military. I hope G*D has a special place reserved for ALL of them and their minions. Ronald Reagan was the LAST CofC the this country had that was worth anything.
Too bad old man Bush listened to Colin Powell. After a few days of kicking Iraqi butt, Powell insisted we stop. Instead GWB had to go back in to finish “unfinished business”.
“The Office of President of Bush, Texas A&M University and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service are organizing the program. The event is being sponsored by Shell Oil Company”
Wow! Did the press release really say that? “The President of Bush?”
Sounds like the old “Linda Lovelace for President” campaign from the 1970s. Bad memories . . .
In Gulf War I, Baghdad cold have been taken by Iraqi troops, with coalition air and logistical support. Instead we let an Iraqi commander and his unit hang out to dry while the Republican Guards slaughtered them.