I remember going to the college world series and they had a little plaque commemerating that Bush played in the first college world series. They play in a new stadium in Omaha now so it's probably gone.
You're not supposed to kill the enemy during war?
It was a slaughter of tens of thousands of people in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention.
A 2003 study by the Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA) estimated fewer than 10,000 people rode in the cut-off main caravan; and when the bombing started most simply left their vehicles to escape through the desert or into the nearby swamps where some died from their wounds and some were later taken prisoner. According to PDA, the often repeated low estimate of the numbers killed in the attack is 200–300 reported by journalist Michael Kelly (who personally counted 37 bodies), but a minimum death toll of at least 500–600 seems more plausible.
I wasn't there. The official line is that the social tension of having a million of the US Military stationed within their country was becoming intolerable for the Saudi's, and so we were politely asked/sternly told to leave.I was there at the front, saw it with my own eyes. What you read about it and the pictures you see are misleading.
The devastation went on for mile after mile. What I saw wasn't mostly military vehicles - there were many thousands of civilians including women and children. Kuwait wasn't this enlightened society, like most of the Middle East it was a messed up place where large numbers of the population were oppressed. They didn't want things back the way they were so they were heading to Iraq.
It was a slaughter of tens of thousands of people in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention. There was only one road going north into Iraq - first they bombed the far end then they bombed the tail. Then they sent in wave after wave after wave of Apaches and Cobras.
Shit goes down in war and people die. You have to accept that. But this was different. It made Bush a war criminal on a massive scale. It is why the war was cut short and we didn't push into Iraq the first time around.