Data: sobota, 15 marca 2008
End of a dramatic family saga that has pitted the Bushes of Texas against the Husseins of Tikrit.
It is a saga that started with a tacit alliance.
When George HW Bush was vice president, Saddam Hussein was still seen as a potential partner thanks to his status as the enemy of America’s enemy, Iran.
It was in 1983 that Donald Rumsfeld was dispatched to Baghdad as a friend of the Reagan administration to shake the hand of Saddam Hussein and offer America’s help against the ayatollahs during the Iran Iraq War.
Alliance finally turned into animosity when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and President Bush cobbled together an international alliance of Western and Arab states to remove him from Kuwait but not from power.
„The butcher of Baghdad” began to call President Bush „the viper” and George junior, „the son of the viper”.
It was at that time that the famous Al Rashid hotel in Baghdad received an elaborate mosaic of President Bush „the criminal”, which patrons were forced to stomp across on entering the lobby.
Two years later Saddam Hussein tried to get President Bush assassinated.
The White House has always maintained that personal.
1. Egyptian Arabic
2. Gulf Arabic (Bahrain, Arabia Saudyjska, Kuwait, Zjednoczone Emiraty Arabskie, Katar i Oman)