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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Arab Summit / Bush #334176

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1990
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(Cairo, Egypt: Dan Rather) In response to Arab summit, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported calling for Arab holy war. Report introduced.

(Cairo, Egypt: Bill McLaughlin) A majority of Arab League countries at Cairo, Egypt, summit reported accepting resolution which condemns Hussein's invasion of Kuwait and massing of troops along Saudi Arabian border, sets up a pan-Arab force to defend Saudi Arabia, demands Iraqi withdrawal and ruling family's return and proposes Arab economic sanctions against Iraq; scenes shown from meeting. [Egyptian President Hosni MUBARAK - (thru translator) comments.] Victory for Mubarak, who has contacted Algeria, Syria and Morocco for pan-Arab force, detailed. ......

(Cairo, Egypt: Dan Rather; Bill McLaughlin) Hussein's future, given Arab League resolution, examined.

(Cairo, Egypt: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported showing a "life goes on" attitude while leaving for Kennebunkport, ME, summer vacation; scenes shown. [BUSH - comments on Hussein's call for holy war.] Secretary of State James Baker, in Brussels, Belgium, reported winning military aid from some NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) nations; scenes shown. [BUSH - talks about naval blockade possibility and Americans stranded in Iraq and Kuwait.] Scenes shown from 1979 hostage stalemate in Iran, which destroyed Jimmy Carter's presidency. Bush's goal noted changing to that of encouraging Hussein's overthrow.

(New York: Ed Bradley) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) Interview presented. [King Fahd's nephew, Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince BANDAR - talks about Hussein's lies and motivations.] Hussein compared to Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini.

Bradley, Ed;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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