The widely held view, reiterated by Cook in recent days, that there isn't time to assemble this "help" is a further interesting distortion of reality. By 11 August 1990, eight days after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, 40,000 US troops had been assembled in the Gulf. By 4 September 100,000 were in position. But then, of course, the flow of oil, not blood, was the issue at hand.
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