U.S. QUICKENING PREPARATIONS FOR IRAQI INVASION
by Bill Gertz. "Inside The Ring"
The Washington Times, May 31, 2002
"The Bush administration has lined up support from most Persian Gulf nations for an invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein from power.
Our administration sources say no pledge of support is stronger than those from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The two oil-rich kingdoms long for the day Saddam is gone and they no longer have to worry about Iraqi invasion.
The UAE has promised continued use of airfields and ports, while Kuwait could be a staging ground. The U.S. Army has increased the tempo of desert exercises in Kuwait as a signal to Baghdad about preparations for an invasion."