View Full Version : Looking for Bush's "He [Saddam] tried to kill my Dad" video
02-02-2005, 02:48 AM
I've done lots of google searches but I remember seeing a video of Bush saying "He tried to kill my Dad" maybe 12 months ago. Thanks if anyone can find it.
BTW, does anyone know where he said that, and the surrounding sentences/paragraphs?
02-02-2005, 04:49 AM
Well I've found this:
.....In the intervening years, Mr Bush Snr had been the target of an assassination attempt by Saddam. The Iraqi leader was "a guy that tried to kill my Dad", Mr Bush said last autumn, referring to the 1993 attempt on his father's life during a visit to Kuwait.....
.....And an Iraqi-orchestrated assassination plot against the elder Bush nearly 10 years ago still hangs heavy over younger Bush's presidency.
The senior Bush traveled to Kuwait on April 4, 1993, to take part in a celebration marking the victory. Shortly before he arrived, Kuwaiti authorities seized 16 people and accused them of planning to set off a car bomb to kill Bush either as he arrived at the airport or during the celebration.
An investigation, which included the FBI and CIA, concluded there was "compelling evidence" that there had been a plot and that the Iraqi intelligence service, run by Saddam, was behind it.
In response, President Clinton launched 23 cruise missiles against the intelligence headquarters in Baghdad in June 1993.
The assassination plot is something that has weighed on the younger President Bush. He told a fund-raising crowd last fall:
"There's no doubt (that Saddam) can't stand us. After all, this is the guy that tried to kill my dad at one time." ......
So the video I'm sure I saw wouldn't be a fake....
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