Gulf War

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The (Persian) Gulf War was a 1991 conflict between Iraq and a coalition force from 35 nations authorized by the United Nations (UN) and led primarily by the United States, then under president George H.W. Bush, in order to liberate Kuwait.

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Bush was strongly criticized for allowing Saddam Hussein to remain in power after the war; however, his Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney, predicted that invading Baghdad would lead the US into a quagmire.2007-08-17 TP

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  • 2007-09-28 Depleted Uranium was apparently used (by whom? US?) in the Gulf War, and birth defects are now rampant in Iraq and among Gulf War veterans: "Pentagon officials have been forced to admit that thousands of U.S. soldiers were "unnecessarily exposed" to depleted uranium radiation in the Gulf War. But of course they claim those exposures were "not medically significant." Since Nature does not take orders from the Pentagon, however, the Gulf War Syndrome affects one out of seven Gulf War veterans. By some estimates, more than 120,000 Gulf War veterans are chronically ill. .. A U.S. Department of Veterans study of 251 Gulf war veteran's families found that 67% had children with severe illnesses or birth defects."