President George Herbert Walker Bush considered the 1991 Gulf War his highest achievement – a signature moment in world history and for nearly three decades mainstream media have agreed.
On the occasion of his death they are sticking to the story.
The New York Times obituary praised him for the ‘global coalition’ he assembled to ‘eject Iraqi invaders from Kuwait – sending hundreds of thousands of troops in a triumphant military campaign’.
A Washington Post article on Bush 41’s legacy in the Middle East explains that the World War II fighter pilot ‘came to view Saddam as similar to Adolf Hitler, a madman who seized neighboring Kuwait and could plunge the world into conflict if he continued into Saudi Arabia‘.
And thus ‘Bush rallied together a coalition of nations’ to curb the dictator’s power.
Yes – Desert Storm lasted only 43 days with only 148 U.S. fatalities in battle – a third from friendly fire.
But that’s about the only truth in the official history of the late President’s Gulf War.
The evidence that has mounted over the years tells a very different story.
The Gulf War of Bush the Father was as sinister and destructive as that of his son.