I was angry, too, because Kuwaitis love the British and hope to return the favours shown in 1990.
But I think we should stop and think: should Kuwait acquire weapons which, though powerful, are not entirely suitable for the desert terrain? Shall we make the same mistake in having an unprepared army? After all, we have
the same neighbour: Saddam Hussein.
I would remind you that British companies have received excellent contracts for the rebuilding of the Kuwaiti infrastructure. And I would like to say to my friend the diarist that the British mistake was to build a tank that, in accord with the British character, would not run fast enough.
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