On Oct. 10, 1990, Roger Hilsman, Professor of International Politics at Columbia University and former Assistant Secretary of State under President Kennedy, said in a Newsday article: “President George Bush’s decision to send troops to Saudi Arabia and to launch an economic boycott of Iraq is both naive and wildly optimistic. … [T]he best that Bush can expect from his policy is a confrontation stretching into years … And as time goes on, Bush’s support in the Arab world, among the other Western powers, and in America will steadily erode.”

 – Eds. Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, Page 74