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George H.W. Bush, Forty-First President
President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1991
President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker confer in the Oval Office as they compose a response to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who had requested a delay in U.S. action against Iraq. Shortly after speaking with Gorbachev, Bush gave Iraqi President Saddam Hussein a 24-hour ultimatum--when the deadline passed, the U.S. air war began.
audio clip"The War Decision, Live And Real", Dirck Halstead - transcript
Did you know?
James Baker got a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957. He went on to serve in senior staff positions under three presidents--Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
See also:
Persian Gulf War (1990-91)
Gulf War Syndrome
 
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Former Texas congressman and CIA director George H.W. Bush, accompanied by his son George W. Bush before announcing his candidacy in 1980Candidate Bush gives a speech.President-elect Bush's and his granddaughter, Ellie LeBlond.
First Lady Barbara Bush at an adult education center in LondonPresident Bush and Polish President Lech WalesaPresident Bush shows the pressures of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
President Bush visits Saudi Arabia.President Bush visits with American soldiers in Saudi Arabia.President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker
President Bush appears at a press conference.Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reports to President Bush.President Bush examines hurricane damage in his home
President Bush on Air Force OnePresident Bush concedes the election to Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Presidents Bush, Ford, and Carter with First Ladies Johnson, Bush, Ford, and Carter at the Gerald Ford Library

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