1993-04 Bush assassination plot

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Allegedly, Iraqi then-president Saddam Hussein had planned to have then-former United States president George H.W. Bush assassinated when Bush was visiting Kuwait in April of 1993, in retaliation for Bush's involvement in the Gulf War. The plot was used by US then-president Bill Clinton as justification for launching a missile attack on Baghdad in June.

The existence of the plot has since been called into question.


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The plot was real. Admiral Daniel J. Murphy (USN-ret.) former deputy director CIA and former chief of staff to VP Bush, and I help orchestrate the President Bush celebratory visit to Kuwait. We were briefed while in Kuwait. The threat was real and present.