“Concerned in 1991 that the American military would be portrayed by the media as piling on in a one-sided rout, the Bush administration halted the ground war [of Operation Desert Storm] at 100 hours [on January 21, 1991], a move that allowed much of the Republican Guard in Iraq, the most effective and loyal force in Mr. Hussein’s military, to escape.”

 – Michael R. Gordon, “A Decade Beyond the Gulf War,” The New York Times, Feb. 18, 2001