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美国总统老布什1991年宣布海湾战争开始

时间:2008-7-23栏目:公众演讲


        美国总统老布什1991年宣布海湾战争开始

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PresidentGeorgeBush:

Just2hoursago,alliedairforcesbegananattackonmilitarytargetsinIraqandKuwait.TheseattackscontinueasIeak.Groundforcesarenotengaged.
ThisconflictstartedAugust2ndwhenthedictatorofIraqinvadedasmallandhelpleneighbor.Kuwait--amemberoftheArabLeagueandamemberoftheUnitedNatio--wascrushed;itspeople,brutalized.Fivemonthsago,SaddamHueinstartedthiscruelwaragaitKuwait.Tonight,thebattlehasbeenjoined.

Thismilitaryaction,takeninaccordwithUnitedNatioresolutioandwiththecoentoftheUnitedStatesCongre,followsmonthsofcotantandvirtuallyendlediplomaticactivityonthepartoftheUnitedNatio,theUnitedStates,andmany,manyothercountries.ArableaderssoughtwhatbecameknownasanArabsolution,onlytoconcludethatSaddamHueinwasunwillingtoleaveKuwait.OtherstraveledtoBaghdadinavarietyofeffortstorestorepeaceandjustice.OurSecretaryofState,JamesBaker,heldanhistoricmeetinginGeneva,onlytobetotallyrebuffed.Thispastweekend,inalast-ditcheffort,theSecretary-GeneraloftheUnitedNatiowenttotheMiddleEastwithpeaceinhisheart--hissecondsuchmiion.AndhecamebackfromBaghdadwithnoprogreatallingettingSaddamHueintowithdrawfromKuwait.

Nowthe28countrieswithforcesintheGulfareahaveexhaustedallreasonableeffortstoreachapeacefulresolution--havenochoicebuttodriveSaddamfromKuwaitbyforce.Wewillnotfail.

AsIreporttoyou,airattacksareunderwayagaitmilitarytargetsinIraq.WearedeterminedtoknockoutSaddamHuein'snuclearbombpotential.Wewillalsodestroyhischemicalweapofacilities.MuchofSaddam'sartilleryandtankswillbedestroyed.OuroperatioaredesignedtobestprotectthelivesofallthecoalitionforcesbytargetingSaddam'svastmilitaryarsenal.InitialreportsfromGeneralSchwarzkopfarethatouroperatioareproceedingaccordingtoplan.

Ourobjectivesareclear:SaddamHuein'sforceswillleaveKuwait.ThelegitimategovernmentofKuwaitwillberestoredtoitsrightfulplace,andKuwaitwillonceagainbefree.IraqwilleventuallycomplywithallrelevantUnitedNatioresolutio,andthen,whenpeaceisrestored,itisourhopethatIraqwilllivea

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