You appear to be correct.<quoted text>This appears to be an attempt to draw an analogy between Hitler's Germany circa 1939 and Husein's Iraq circa 2003.
OH REALLY! A complete & utter failure from the very start? If you read it accurately, the comparison was based on the possibility that Hussein could feel emboldened by a success in Kuwait to then try Saudi Arabia. IIRC, the Kingdom expressed those very concerns to Bush the elder. I stated that it was because of GHW Bush that Hussein did NOT become Hitler II.<quoted text>
That's a complete and utter failure from the very start. Any analogy you MIGHT have been able to draw between the two died when Iraq was run out of Kuwait and subsequently isolated after the Gulf War. THERE IS NO COMPARISON like that within the realm of possibility, other than the fact that Hussein and Hitler were dictators and really bad guys.
Chaser has since answered that the USA acted correctly to help stop Hitler, but was willing to hold short on Hussein, even though it was unclear what Hussein might do AFTER Kuwait.
FTR noted: however by, "whenever <they> locked radar" meaning Iraqi radar installations, this constituted a possible threat and was dealt with accordingly. SOP.<quoted text>
For the record, Baghdad did not fire upon coalition aircraft after 1993, a coalition which included Chirac's France until 1998. Subsequent attacks by coalition aircraft were undertaken whenever they locked radar onto patrolling aircraft for even a couple of seconds.