“On August 1, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Days later [August 16, 1990], President [H.W.] Bush declared, ‘Our jobs, our way of life, our own freedom and the freedom of friendly countries around the world would all suffer if control of the world’s great oil reserves fell into the hands of Saddam Hussein.’ ”

 – Antonia Juhasz, The Tyranny of Oil, Pages 327-328