829. 1/9/1996

“While still British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher had famously warned President George H.W. Bush not to ‘go wobbly’ after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. But the formidable Thatcher had been voted out of office before the war was concluded. She seemed unhappy with the result in Iraq. ‘There is the aggressor, Saddam Hussein, still in power,’ she later observed [on the PBS program Frontline on January 9, 1996]. Contrasting his fate to Bush’s and hers, she noted, ‘There is the President of the United States, no longer in power. There is the Prime Minister of Britain, who did quite a lot to get things there, no longer in power. I wonder who won?’ ”

 – Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown, Page 415

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