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reborn. >> heading towards the russian parliament. >> there is no place for lawless aggression in the new world order we seek to create. >> unemployment will be growing begin by election day. >> i will not sell out to anybody but to the american people. >> i believe with all my heart we can rekindle the american dream. >> the day of the dirk tart cta over.
what more fitting close to 1989 than a party at the ber listen wall. thousands of people have gathered at the wall with hammers and chiz ls to chip away of the system that continues to collapse over night. >> the enormous celebration overshadowed the official ceremony attended by the leaders of both east and west germany. >> president bush sent a signal, there'll be no gloating from the white house of the developments of east journey. >> i have in the oval office as part of a pool when the water
came down. >> you don't seem elated and i'm wondering if you're thinking of the problems. >> bush basically said in effect, i'm not going to poke in the eye. >> the president pushed coming into his presidency in the shadow of ronald reagan. maybe we had elected the right man at the right time. >> you had 50 years of the cold war, two visions of the word locked in compassionate and suddenly a whole world of totalitarian rule began to fall. bush was cautious, he was really aware that even subtle messages from the united states could indicate all the sorts of thing. >> when the wall fell in berlin, the questions were numerous. right away what's going to gentlewoman of it. >> bulgaria is in the panic this
morning. >> tens of thousands of ordinary citizens storm the headquarters of a heated secret police tonight. >> the scenes in this moment are dramatic. people in the street claiming freedom, some of that was liberation. some of it had a darker sign. >> romainuous dictator, the last leader in the war pack has been deposed. >> romania was the most roe test k. of all the east european regi s regimes, the only way to overthrow it was by force. >> all hell has broken loose. >> romanian television offering graphic evidence of the faith of the deposed leader. >> made to stand trial on christmas day. >> in the end he got the kind of
justice he had dealt out to many of his subject. >> at the end of this remarkable week, a week of bloodshed in romania and elsewhere comes a remind of what the struggle is all about. it's about freedom. >> journey was not just the symbol of the cold war but the great crisis of the cold war. >> together of course they'll form an economic in political power. would a giant germ if i state once again dominate europe. >> many europeans were weary of uniting the germanys. >> when the european leadership saw the united states favoring the united germany, they were uneasy. >> we entered a new era, the moments when the actions we take
can shake this new world for years to come. >> george bush's goal was to get germany to unify within nato. >> the white house, while repeating the basic principof approximately of nato -- >> george bush understood he had a partner, that partner was gosh chauf. but he wanted to be neutral. bush always wanted a unified germany and in a very discipline manner moved him towards that position. >> in a procession, he agreed to the western position that a unified germany is free to join nato. >> once you've solved the german problem you've removed the source of attention between the two super powers in the cold war. >> this is the big photo opportunity. the opportunity picture
president bush came to get at this moment. he was given his president. the president was a soviet cartoonist depetition of the two president's boxes having foxed out the cold war with the world as referee. >> one summer both presidents were fishing and thinking about what kind of world would emerge. it's very rare that the world is so fluid and flexible that world leaders can think this way. talking about what the world should be, what it could be. what they imagined was the world that didn't happen after world war ii. the world of selective security of big powers sharing responsibility for presenting war. they use it had term, new world order, how do you achieve it.
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taking his first steps into south africa. >> while the world is changing in europe, the apart tide south africa see it is writing on the wall. south africa won't be able to continue in the post-cold world. >> when he is released from prison it becomes a moment that signifies an indication that the 1990s is going to be a different sort of decade. >> i bid you all in the name of this -- >> he becomes a moral beacon around the world because of the the way he handled himself. so you had this world, this moment in the early 90s when the peacemakers were in charge. >> there has been a dangerous
late breaking development in the persian gulf. u.s. intelligence confirmed within the past few hours more than 100,000 troops have massed along that border with quekuwai. >> it's shocking in washington and other than western capitals. >> setdom had a million man armies. if he can -- kuwait he can very quickly merge into saudi. on the eastern side of the country right there on the border with iraq. [speaking foreign language] >> iraq invaded and took over
kuwait today. the government of dictator sadaam hussein claimed it went in over the revolutionaries who had overthrown the kuwait tans. >> many americans are concerned that there may be a war. >> translator: what is required of mr. bush to say to the more than that he doesn't want war. >> if you had been in the war with sadaam hussein and interviewed him for an hour and 15 minutes and spend another hour with him after the interview i think you wauf reach it had same conclusion. no question, he was a stone cold killer. this is the opening of the post-cold war era of history. if aggression was allowed to stand, nobody thought it would end there. >> president bush came of age throughout all those decades in which there were world wars in
which there was the west against the soviets. bcia director, ambassador, he'd be in everything. so he understood the world and understood the stakes. but for what ever reason, sadaam hussein thought nobody would care and almost got a away with it. >> the first saturday of the crisis i get a call from my boss said, the president's camping back from camp david, i can't meet him you have to meet him. you have to brief him on the situation, there's probably going to be a lot of press there. i got to go. the president lands and i'm out there with my piece of paper. and he took the paper, goes over to the microphone and that's one he just said -- >> this will not stand, this will not stand this aggression against kuwait. i have to go to work. >> it was an unusual sound for him but he was firm because he
really meant it. bush had a moral code, i think he got it from his prep school or his mother, and sadaam hussein didn't do the hoernl thing. he innervated another country. >> from the day the invasion took place, the secretary led the -- they had two expeditions overseas which they were going around from capital to capital looking for support. >> the united nations security council has authorized the use of force against iraq. >> 14 vets in favor, non against. >> getting that massive align together truly goes down in history as one of the greatest accomplishments i think of any president, to be able to get that many people on you're side, believing in the said thing and ready to do the same thing. >> what george bush managed to do in iraq was to create the beginningings of this new world
order. who would imagine the coalition included the likes of the soviet, china and the leaders as well standing up to one of their own. >> hundreds of dplon strarts gathered to protest the unmagic bl. >> whenever america goes to war there's going to be protest in the street, but you needed congressional support or you wouldn't have popular support. >> the world looks to the president. he can play an historic role in leading us to solve this crisis if a nonviolent way. >> make no mistake about it, our vital interests are at stake. >> bush now you had to let that process go forward. you can't just declare war and do it. >> the hope of peace remains in my heart and in the hearts of us all. this debate is now about war. >> they see their power in a matter of days can bring this bill into its knees.
>> let us stop beating the drum of war and oppose this march to violence. >> the new world order must begin with a new world order. >> they had a great national debate, and the argument for going to war prevailed. >> president bush says the action by congress now shows sadaam hussein is serious and united in a demand and withdraw from kuwait or face the consequences. >> now close ranks behind the huge signals and our resolve implement the united nations resolutions. >> it is no longer a question of if war starts but how and when. guys, know anything about this missing inventory? wasn't me! the cheeks don't lie, chet... irresistibly planters.
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good evening the headlines at 6:00, more than a million troops facing each over in the saudi desert preparing for war. >> sadaam hussein warned the united states today that more than troops would quote, swim in their on blood if they go to war with iran. >> sadaam hussein started this cruel war against kuwait, tonight the battle has been joined.
>> about 50 minutes ago, american aircraft suddenly descended on iraq and occupied kuwait. the war in the persian gulf has begun. secretary you were credit with the military build up which has come to a lot of criticism. we have to go to baghdad, secretary. >> something is happening outside. the skies over baghdad have been illuminated. we're seeing bright flashes going off all over the sky. we're getting star burst in the black sky. >> the significance in journalism terms was it was the fir time clu had live coverage of the war. >> our office was on the ninth floor of the el ra she'd hotel. we were one of the tallest buildings in baghdad, so we knew whatever was going to happen we'd be able to see the drama. >> the attack has been described
as the strongest air attack in history. >> clearly i've never been there, but there's still --. set d sadaam hussein says the mother of all wars have started. we told you earlier in the weeks that the information ministry had received its own satellite dish and prior to that the foreign ministry. we got to run something's knocking on the door we have to hide. >> when we opened the door there were several iraq ktroops one could speak broken english. and said what are you doing here. you should be in the racks. and i got on my knees and said i won't go.
i closed the door, my colleagues came out of hiding and we continued to cover the war. >> a new world order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to acleave the universe also aspirations of mankind, peace and security, freedom and the rule of love. >> george bush was one of the youngest pilots in the u.s. navy during second world war. he shot down -- heroically. that experience was so good for bush. and so, there is a realization that if you can use overwhelm lg air power you're going to be able to transcript not only i rack military forces but also disarray a 20th century nation.
>> you had 40 plus days of air war. and ultimately we began to run low on targets. >> president bush praises israel's continued restraint if the face of last night's attack in iraq when seven sudden missiles landed on israel. >> sadaam hussein tried his damness to invoke israel to enter this. >> after this modern's skud missile attacks. eight missiles landed in the hyper and tel-aviv area. there was no warning of them. >> it took all of the diplomatic where with all of the president to keep israel out of the war.
>> the coalition we'll give sadaam hussein until noon saturday. >> if he doesn't begin to move -- is on the way of evading iraq and iran. >> colin powell, then clarm of the joint chiefs of staff believed in exerting maximum powers on the grnd so that this will be quick and decisive. it became ♪ ♪ known /* -- known as the powell doctrine. >> we're 15.5 hours into a ground war. from all of the reports weave receiving it's going well. so far, the offensive is progressing with dramatic success. the troops are doing a great job but the war is not over yet. >> war your impressions of sadaam hussein as a military
strategist? >> stormy norman was at a central cast. >> he's neither a strategist, a program technician, a general nor is he a soldier. owner that he's a great military man. >> big and burly and confident. when he came in that bereaving room your chest swelled. it was american military might on parade. >> his presence was important, it was a huge factor on american support for the war. >> the war in the gulf is virtually over. tonight what may be the final battle of the gulf war. >> headlines in baghdad newspaper scream fights but pictures in kuwait told different stories. >> the -- from their home and give up. >> we knocked out sadaam in 100
hours. it was a wrap. >> that was a massive success and it showed the world a huge lesson, this kind of aggression would not stand. the problem was that they didn't go all the way to baghdad. >> but that would have been a much bigger military operation. what many of the allies had signed on to was only to liberate kuwait. the united states allowed sadaam hussein to stay in power. >> the message flashed in new york city's time square said it all, the war in the gulf has ended. >> sadaam hussein has bigger than life am bigs and he was willing to do whatever it took to stay in power, to exert itself, to make iraq the
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kremlin. >> these people wanted him to dlufr on that promise now. >> many of the protesters carry the flag of free revolutionary rush. >> gorbachev's performs weren't working. >> life is for food and energy and russia will -- >> the economic system was breaking down. >> if a country accustom to charges people are saying they never had it so bad. >> hard liners didn't like the tone of reforms introduced by go gosh clef. >> gorbachev's reform -- >> gorbachev wouldn't able or willing to throw out the system. so it was a matter of time before the old accomplishiestab
going to try to get rid of lim. >> it's difficult for outsiders to capture the mal strom that gorbachev was in. i remember being with him when traveling with president bush, he was depleted by what he had to deal with on every level. >> this day comes as the army is losing its role abroad and its prestige of hope and tending to blame mr. gosh clef. >> i had a call from the mayor of moscow, and while we talked about local politics he wrote on a sheet of paper that accrue was being organized against gorbachev. and i told him that, we have information that president bush wanted him to know. a crew is being organized and can happen at almost any time. first he sort of laughed and said president bush has said
we're friends now, he's proved it, you did exactly what you should do. but don't worry it's not going to happen. >> in the nation that help problems solve union president, gorbachev, the vice president unite he becomes president of the soviet union. >> it was announced on television that gosh clef was ill and therefore a committee would take charge until he recovered. >> tanks reported to be heading toward mouse skou where thousands of people have gathered. >> gorbachevs whereabouts tonight are unknown. >> gorbachev every year like to holiday on the black c and his aids showed up at his statue chur. they cut off communications and
took away his nuclear codes. >> the military commander, the minister and the prince joined forces to mount the cue. >> nothing threatens mr. gorbachev. he is in a safe place. >> he needs some time to feel better. >> warn today that the white wing cue will have tragic consequences. it is the beginning of civil war. >> there seems to be draw may here in moscow tonight. destruction, fire and even blood on the street. >> four people died, crushed by armied vehicles. >> the speculation of gorbachev now being held in moscow. >> gorbachev wasn't that popular but these people were less popular. if they had mounted a coup he
might have fallen and the new soviet union would have been different. but there are already nulew legitimate figures that the russian people were supporting. >> people gathered to chance their support. >> george nelson had been p.o.p. lateral elected as president of the federation. >> let me put on my glasses here for a moment and read you a piece of ware copy that has just come across. russian president ordered all army and kgb unit involved in overthrow of gosh clef to stand down. clearly there is a major confrontation shaping up in the russia republican. >> the presidents' day began with a succession of meetings
and phone calls. yell sin, whose status in the white house had risen. >> when the tanks came in, the commander had called yeltsin and said i'm suppose to attack you but i will not, i will protect you. that's when he stood up on the tank and indicated to the crew leaders these guys are with me not you. >> thelishization gorbachev has brought about becomes priority and they could no longer move against the russian people. >> tonight russia's skyline was ablaze with confederation. the series of conflict were removed. >> gorbachev comes back to moscow, but the institutions, the totalitarian system of government that led this government for 70 years
collapsed over night. >> when gorbachev saw evidence hiss vision of a free state wasn't going to come to pass, he let it happen. that takes political courage that is so unusual in world history. >> you are looking at the russian flag flying tonight over the rim lin. just been the kremlin cameras clicked on today, gorbachev said to himself, quote, when you have to go you have to go. he officially resigned as president of the soviet union and turned over the nuke car codes to the new top pan. russian's bo rish yeltsin. >> translator: society has been granted its freedom to be switchly and littlely unchained. >> in russia's case it provided its own father, gorbachev. >> i wish you all, all the best. it's the sears semi-annual
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for our own country and ounce own people. all these thing led me to believe that if nobody's going to do it i thought i might. >> i am declaring my candidacy for the republican nomination for president of the united states. >> pat buchanan is a super smart guy who worked in the nixon administration. path buchanan becomes george bush's worst nightmare. he starts talking to the more than people who are feeling a little unsure as the reagan prosperity expires. >> george bush was an excellent foreign policy president, he was not a good politician. >> to get to that. >> i can quote the -- >> pick this up or take it out of your pocket. >> george bush was a little bit awkward, it's like he's pretending to be a politician.
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>> this is a 92 special report from actions news. >> good evening i'm peter jennings, a brief update. the voters of new hampshire, very concerned with the state of the economy. their own particularly has given president bush an unexpected surprise. commentator patrick bowie can fan is about to get 47 of the vote. >> pat buchanan will get the people with his charisma. >> h. ross perot, the texas billionaire. >> i would not run as either a democrat or republican because i will not sell out to anybody but to the american people. >> rus perot went on larry king and announced he was going to run for president as an independ. >> i don't want any money from anybody but you.
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jobs overseas. >> one of ross perot's biggest arguments during debates is that nafta agreement which president bush supports and is trying to push is going to cost american jobs. >> if you can move your factory south of the border and you don't care about anything other than making money, there will be a job-sucking sound going south. >> this resonates with a lot of voters. >> we have a question right here. >> then when he is asked a question, george bush looks at his watch that symbolizes every bad image people had. he doesn't care, he wasn't interested. >> at the second debate, the president left many supporters shaking their heads. the president kept looking at his watch. campaign aides said he was merely concerned that his opponents were getting too much time, but it made him look impatient and disinterested. >> that is the george bush of 1992. completely out of step with the direction that american culture is taking. >> democrat bill clinton, once obscure governor of a small southern state, racked up the electoral votes needed to winter presidency of the united states. in doing so he defeated a gop incumbent once believed unbeatable.
>> when bush loses the 1992 election, it is certainly a generational shift. clinton really does trounce bush in a way that is pretty significant and jarring for a sitting president to be defeated in that way. >> my fellow americans -- >> george bush was a proud guy. and he was human. when he lost in 1992, he wept. >> george bush is the fourth elected president this century to be rejected by the people and denied a second term. >> he wrote in his diary that he was crushed. that he had been humiliated. after all he had done for his country, and for all the service that he had rendered in war and peace, he was being told to go home. that was a painful message. >> listen, we got to get going.
thank you. >> the people have spoken. and we respect the majesty of the democratic system. i just called governor clinton in little rock and offered my congratulations. >> george bush took the loss to bill clinton very hard. bill clinton was his son's age. >> thank you so much. >> people are sure that george bush's presidency will be the overlooked moment between the charisma of ronald reagan and charisma of bill clinton. as we look back on the bush presidency we see his stock going up. we see he managed the end of the cold war. he let the soviet union go off into history and america emerged as the great power of the 1990s. >> he won the world but lost his own country. the reason was in no small degree economics. in american politics most people in the end vote their pocket books. >> i believe that history will deal extraordinarily kindly when president bush, the way he brought determine nation and
brought the international community together -- >> people often think that history is scripted. but there are moments in history when even the most powerful people don't really know what's going to come next. this was that time in world history. the world owes george bush such a debt of gratitude for leading us through this. >> if it's true that george bush prizes loyalty above all then this must be one of the most gratifying sights of his political life. devoted employees, party faithful, old friends and family all gathered in a communal effort to put the bruising campaign and humiliating loss behind them. >> we will support the new president and give him every chance to lead this country into greater heights. i am very grateful to all of