During a ceremony at Kuwait University on April 15, 1993, “No one on the stage or in the audience knew how close they might have come to death. Through a series of misadventures, the assassins had been caught shortly before [George H.W.] Bush went to the university. Had the plan worked, George W. [Bush’s]‘s father, mother, wife, two brothers and one of their wives would have been killed.”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 258