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Opinion | Remember Nayirah, Witness for Kuwait? (Published 1992)
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the most sensational one -- that Iraqi soldiers removed hundreds of Kuwaiti babies from incubators and left them to die on hospital floors e interviewed hospital doctors who stayed in Kuwait throughout the occupati But before the war, the incubator story seriously distorted the American debate about
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  • the most sensational one -- that Iraqi soldiers removed hundreds of Kuwaiti babies from incubators and left them to die on hospital floors
  • e interviewed hospital doctors who stayed in Kuwait throughout the occupati
  • But before the war, the incubator story seriously distorted the American debate about whether to support military action. Amnesty International believed the tale, and its ill-considered validation of the charges likely influenced the seven U.S. Senators who cited the story in speeches supporting the Jan. 12 resolution authorizing war.
  • Amnesty International later retracted its support of the story.
  • Nayirah," the 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl who shocked the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on Oct. 10, 1990, when she tearfully asserted that she had watched 15 infants being taken from incubators in Al-Adan Hospital in Kuwait City by Iraqi soldiers who "left the babies on the cold floor to die." T

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