Who Lost Kuwait?

While no one is using those accusatory words yet, finger pointing is in full swing in the corridors of Washington

Behind the steel curtain of Iraqi tanks and guns, occupied Kuwait is losing its national life. The uniformed invaders who declared the tiny country a province of Iraq are systematically destroying what remains of its identity, pillaging its economy and brutalizing its people. Everything of value, from furniture to computers to uprooted traffic lights, is being shipped to Iraq.

In the process, Saddam Hussein is remaking Kuwait's demography to suit himself. Thousands of fleeing Kuwaitis have been allowed across the border into Saudi Arabia and replaced by an influx of Iraqi civilians. Government records are being carted off or burned; soon...

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