You seem to be forgetting what started the gulf war, which was Saddam and the 40 thieves little<quoted text>
Laura wouldn't let W take out the trash but she didn't stand in his way when he executed a totally unnecessary oil war 10,000 miles away. Shucks.....no big deal. 4500 young Americans killed, 35,000 seriously wounded, 150,000 Iraqi's killed and over 2 million left their lifetime possessions and accumulations behind and fled to Jordan and Syria. There had never been a suicide bombing in Iraq until after we invaded them....Only cost us a trillion dollars borrowed from foreign banks to put on that little show.....a bargain at twice the price.
border hopping into Kuwait and attempt at stealing everything including the entire country.
Then his continued defiance against the victors brought this upon them.
Exactly the way Germany brought their woes upon themselves.
Of course you can say no big deal, but to the Kuwaitis it was a BIG DEAL, and I can't imagine how the second gulf war would have ever been without the reason that brought the first one. there were lots of reasons for the second gulf war, but they were only possible because of the singular reason that caused the first. Saddam's greed and aggression.