447. 2/15/1991

On Feb. 15, 1991, in an address to assembly-line workers at Raytheon, manufacturer of the Patriot missile, President George H.W. Bush said: “42 Scuds engaged, 41 intercepted. Thank God for the Patriot missile!”

 – Eds. Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, Page 138

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