Tuesday, October 15, 1991

1991: Clarence Thomas confirmed to The Supreme Court

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The confirmation hearings turned into a disgrace when Clarence Thomas was forced to respond to Anita Hill's charges.    It was a very low point for the US Senate.

The whole thing had nothing to do with their relationship, whatever that was.  It was a last minute attempt by the Democrats to "Bork" Thomas before he had a chance to join the Court.

It was a high tech lynching over abortion, as Mr. Thomas told the committee.

History will judge Thomas.   I'm not capable of judging his opinions or legal knowledge.   He has been a reliable conservative vote in the tradition of Justice Scalia.

No one will ever question Thomas's character, which is a lot stronger than all of the feminists and liberals who took cheap shots at him.

My guess is that Grandpa Thomas is very proud of his grandson Clarence!

For more on about Justice Thomas' life, read his wonderful memoir.

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Wednesday, January 16, 1991

1991: The First Gulf War

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On this day in 1991, the First Gulf War began.   

It all started when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 1990.    The US, and UN, demanded Iraq's withdrawal but it did not happen.   My guess is that Hussein did not expect that President Bush would send ground troops and kick him out.

In the end, it was a smashing victory and Kuwait was liberated.  Unfortunately, President Bush lost re-election in 1992 and President Clinton did not confront Iraq and their constant violations of UN resolutions.   

So we had to go back in March 2003.

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