Kuwait: Free at Last! Free at Last!

Amid the ruins of their capital, citizens celebrate the end of their ordeal -- and ponder revenge against collaborators

On Feb. 27, six months and 25 days after Iraqi tanks crushed Kuwait beneath their treads, another column of armored vehicles rumbled into the capital city. This time the advancing forces were greeted with an outburst of exultation that rivaled the liberation of Paris during World War II. As columns of Kuwaiti and Saudi tanks and personnel carriers rolled up the battered, wreckage-strewn expressway into Kuwait City, civilian cars formed a convoy around them, horns honking, flags waving. Crowds along the way danced and chanted, "Allah akbar!" "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" and "Thank you, thank you!" Thousands swarmed onto the streets, embracing and...

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