On This Day…..

U.S. Bombs Iraq in Retaliation for Bush Assassination Attempt….

June 26, 1993…..

Nine civilians are killed when U.S. forces launch a missile attack at Iraqi intelligence headquarters in Baghdad. The attack was in retaliation for an alleged Iraqi plot to kill former U.S. President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Kuwait the previous April. On orders by President Bill Clinton, the U.S. launched 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles from two U.S. Navy warships. Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin, stated, “What we’re doing is sending a message against the people who were responsible for planning this operation‚Ķ (If) anybody asks the same people to do it again, they will remember this message.”