Kuwait Frees Men Who Tried to Kill George W. Bush’s Dad

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George H.W. Bush enjoying a car-bomb-free trip to Kuwait in 1993. Photo: RAED QUTEINA/AFP/Getty Images

Remember when George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction, but secretly because Saddam Hussein had tried to kill his dad ten years earlier? At the request of Iraqi officials, Kuwait has just decided to free nine Iraqis who were imprisoned in that assassination plot. In April 1993, with the backing of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, the men had planned to kill former president George H.W. Bush during a visit to Kuwait, but the plot was foiled by Kuwaiti authorities. A couple of months later, President Bill Clinton launched cruise missiles against Iraq in retaliation, killing eight people. Ah, bi-partisanship.

Kuwait frees Iraqis in plot to kill Bush: report [Daily Star via USAT]