“Saddam Hussein also wanted to assassinate former American President George [H.W.] Bush between 14 and 16 April 1993 when Bush was visiting Kuwait to celebrate the allied victory in the Gulf War. Kuwaiti police seized hundreds of pounds of explosives and arrested 16 people, including 11 Iraqi nationals, led by a colonel in the Mukhabarat, the Iraqi secret police, who were preparing to kill Bush.”

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Pages 247-248