O 251246Z JUL 90
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4627
INFO AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY CAIRO IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY KUWAIT IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY RIYADH IMMEDIATE
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 BAGHDAD 04237
E.O. 12356: DECL:OADR
TAGS: MOPS PREL US KU IZ
SUBJECT: SADDAM'S MESSAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO PRESIDENT BUSH
¶1. SECRET - ENTIRE TEXT.
If you haven’t read any Wikileaks cables in their entirety, this golden oldie from 1990 would be a good one to start with, particularly if you’re old enough to have followed the first Gulf War and wondered what kinds of things we weren’t being told. It’s the US Ambassador’s account of a fascinating two hours she spent with Saddam right before the Kuwait occupation.