Prior to the 1991 Gulf War, two reports were circulated which created great hostility towards Iraq, to the extent of making public opinion supportive of waging a ruthless war. The first story was about Iraq amassing troops and tanks on the Kuwait/Saudi border in preparation for an attack on Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter. The second story was about Iraqi soldiers seizing incubators from a Kuwaiti hospital and discarding the babies. A few years later, both stories were proven to be untrue (Channel Four, The Lies That Made the Gulf War, January 1996). However, the damage had already been done.