115. 6/7/1981

“Had Israel not destroyed the [Osirak nuclear] reactor [in Iraq on June 7, 1981], Saddam would have had a nuclear capability well before the Gulf War–a fact recognized by, among others, Vice President Dick Cheney, who thanked Israel in the aftermath of that war, and today hails the strikes as a template for American action.”

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 88

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