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WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.
A sister of Schwarzkopf, Ruth Barenbaum of Middlebury, Vt., said that he died in Tampa, Fla., from complications from pneumonia. "We're still in a state of shock," she said by phone...
Originally posted by Aleister
Will this be a thread which fights the Iraq wars over again? If so, let me remember that Norman S. was the fellow who let Saddam keep his helicopters after the first gulf war, helicopters which were then used to kill both the Kurds and the people trying to escape in the marshes in the South of Iraq (if I'm not mistaken those marshes are pretty much gone now, destroyed, like so much else, by the hounds of war).
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Aleister
The US didn't go into Baghdad or put too restrictive terms on Iraq after Desert Storm because the Coalition allies wouldn't allow it. The US would have had to go it all alone, with no bases in the region if they had wanted to go into Baghdad.
Originally posted by Paulioetc15
That's true. Dick Cheney did say that going into Iraq in 1991 would be a lot of problems.