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This Mesopotamian Entanglement

This month commemorates the 16th anniversary of United States military engagement in the affairs of Iraq. Sixteen years. Shocking when we think about it.

It was on Aug. 2, 1990 that Iraq invaded Kuwait over a border dispute. Since the 1930s, Iraq had claimed Kuwait, which at that time was still a part of the British Empire. Famously, America's ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, told Saddam Hussein on July 25, 1990 that the United States had no interest in border disputes between Iraq and Kuwait.

On the 16th anniversary of our military engagement in the affairs of Iraq, it might be good to gain a little perspective. . . . .Read More of my monthly column here.


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