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(From Turkish Daily News)
It was Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Germany and Japan who largely paid the price for the Gulf War, as the war damaged their economy. With Desert Storm, the United States successfully handled those countries that were challenging it economically or that could possibly challenge it in the future.
Saddam Hussein, who was not expecting a military attack until the first bombs hit Baghdad, found himself in a very different position. So did Kuwait. The capricious emirate of the 1980s has never been a trouble maker since then.
Saddam Hussein could not become the president ruling a country with the biggest oil reserves in the world, as he had planned. Iraq could not get rid of its debts or improve its economy.
A $10-million debt that Kuwait …