History Lesson for DUMMIES! Iraq Invades Kuwait 8/2/1990 The Iraqi attack began shortly after midnight on August 2. About 150,000 Iraqi troops, many of them veterans of the Iran-Iraq War, easily overwhelmed the unprepared and inexperienced Kuwaiti forces, which numbered about 20,000. On February 24,1991 the coalition launched its long-anticipated land offensive. On February 28,1991, with the collapse of Iraqi resistance and the recapture of Kuwaitthereby fulfilling the coalitions stated goalsthe coalition declared a cease-fire. The land war had lasted precisely 100 hours. The cease-fire came shortly before coalition forces would have surrounded Iraqi forces. On March 2,1991 the UN Security Council issued a resolution laying down the conditions for the cease-fire, which were accepted by Iraq in a meeting of military commanders on March 3. March 1991 to 1998.. There were twelve resolutions from 1991-1998 declaring Iraq in violation of the cease fire, demanding compliance, and threatening "serious consequences." Clinton's "serious consequences"..drops 241,000 pounds of bombs on Iraq, sends 1,100 missiles December 16, 1998 8:51 p.m. EST (0151 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq. "Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," said Clinton. Timeline Iraq War IRAQ events... time line In the first three months of 1999, U.S. led-forces bombarded Iraq with 241,000 pounds of bombs just shy of the 253,000 pounds dropped under President Bush in the eight months leading up to the final UN resolution before the war. By August of 1999, American and British pilots had fired more than 1,100 missiles against 359 targets that year alone. The Raw Story | Clinton bombing of Iraq far exceeded Bush's in run-up to war; Bush 'spikes of activity' questioned ANTHRAX .. WMD! "Iraq has declared that it produced about 8,500 litres of (anthrax), which it states it unilaterally destroyed in the summer of 1991. September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators, killing five people and infecting 17 others. 2001 anthrax attacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The absolutely obvious ineffectiveness of the UN in its dealings with Saddam Hussein is overwhelming. It's interesting to note that President Bush did not actually need senate joint resolution 46 or any further authorization from the Congress or the United Nations before resuming the Persian Gulf War. By 2002 it was clear that Saddam Hussein had not, and would not comply with the conditions of the 1991 cease-fire. Where’s the WMD?